Let Freedom Ring: Women Play Greater Role In 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

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Christine King-Farris

Eighty five year old, Christine King Farris took the podium and said that of all the people in attendance today, she is the only one who knew Martin when he was a baby. King-Farris, who is two years older than Dr. King said she didn’t get to attend the original speech 50 years ago. But she watched on television and was awe struck by what she saw. She said that she knew he was going to deliver that day but she is happy today to see how Dr. King’s words still live on in the heart of humanity and will for years to come. She acknowledged though that we have much to do before Dr. King’s vision can be a reality. She ended her speech by saying, “Yes they can slay the dreamer but no they can not destroy the dream.”

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