The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church will be one of the featured sites for a global bell-ringing ceremony at 2 p.m. on Wed, Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech."
The downtown Montgomery church is the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., served as senior pastor. Participating in the bell-ringing ceremony will be several church members who attended the church when King was pastor from 1954 to 1960.
The global bell-ringing is the culmination of a program of events that started at the King Center in Atlanta and continues this week in Washington, D.C. The bell-ringing will take place a half-century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address.
More information on all the commemoration activities can be found online at http://officialmlkdream50.com/.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Tourism