A “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony will culminate with a bell-ringing event that will also occur at similar services around the nation. It will be held 50 years to the date of the march and King’s iconic “I Have A Dream Speech.”
“As pastor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, I am proud to join the mighty chorus of voices, including that of President Barack Obama and former Presidents Carter and Clinton, on today as we unify — not only in commemoration – but in a fierce recommitment to the vision of the Beloved Community,” the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer, said in a statement. Warnock will be in Washington, D.C. for the ceremony.