More than 100 sites to ring bells for MLK speech - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

More than 100 sites to ring bells for MLK speech

Posted: Updated:
Washington, D.C. -

The final refrain of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech will echo around the world as bells from churches, schools and historical monuments "let freedom ring" in celebration of a powerful moment in civil rights history.

Most of the commemorations will happen Wednesday at 3 p.m. locally or to coincide with 3 p.m. eastern time, the hour when King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington 50 years ago.

Quoting from the patriotic song, "My Country 'tis of Thee," King implored his audience to "let freedom ring" from the "hilltops" and "mountains" of every state, some of which he mentioned as examples in his speech.

On Wednesday, bells will ring from each of those particular sites, and beyond.

  • 2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:32:52 GMT
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
  • South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:30:41 GMT
    Henry McMaster & Boots from new TV adHenry McMaster & Boots from new TV ad
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
  • 2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

    2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:27:01 GMT
    Dawn ThompsonDawn Thompson
    Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
    Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.