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"Let Freedom Ring" Bell-Ringing Event

Bell-Ringing Event to Mark the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Martin Luther King, Jr. Members of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) community will join people across the country to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. You are invited to gather for a bell-ringing ceremony at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the MCTC outdoor plaza near Kopp Hall. Please bring a bell, castanets, a tambourine or other instrument, or join in the ceremony by using the bell ring tone on your cellular phone. The event will be brief.

The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and CEO of the King Center in Atlanta, Ga. has called on people from across the country to mark the 50th anniversary of her father’s speech with a “Let Freedom Ring” bell-ringing ceremony and affiliated programs to affirm the unity of people of all ages, races, religions and nations.

Dr. King concluded his great speech 50 years ago with a call to “let freedom ring.” It is a challenge MCTC endorses by inviting the community to join in a magnificent display of brotherhood and sisterhood. We hope you join us for this symbolic ceremony.

This event will be observed nationally—from the King Center in Atlanta as well as at MCTC. Click here to learn more about MCTC's Associate of Arts with an emphasis in African Diaspora Studies.