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Mount Rushmore marks 50th anniversary of King speech

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial will host a variety of events Wednesday in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech.

Every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a movie of Dr. King's speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as well as news reels of 1963 events leading up to the March on Washington, will be shown in the Borglum Visitor Center.  Beginning at 12:45 p.m. in the amphitheater,  Malcom Chapman, president of the Chapman Group in Rapid City, will share, "What the Dream Means to Me," followed by a historic audio presentation of Dr. King's speech.  Bells are scheduled to ring across the U.S. at 1 p.m. to note the anniversary.

 

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