August 28, 2013
Jack Sullivan, 9, and Cailan Smith, 8, ring a bell as a crowd gathered outside of Memphis city hall on Wednesday to take part in the Let Freedom Ring celebration hosted by the mayor to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Church bells rang out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and at sites nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to “let freedom ring.”
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Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington.
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