Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Bells will ring in all 50 states at 3:00 pm EDT today (the time of the speech 50 years ago), including "Stone Mountain of Georgia," mentioned in the speech, which is about five minutes from my home. In tribute, I am re-posting photos taken two and three years ago, to celebrate the day.
- You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love... From the I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The sign borders the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta just next to Freedom Parkway.
- Due to church growth, this much larger church building now resides just across the street. The King Center is just behind it.
I'll be working today at 3pm, but looking forward to the TV news capturing that bell ringing. And I heard on the morning news that they have physically moved a large bell to the top of Stone Mountain so they can ring it at the appointed time. It gives me chills to think about it.