Alexander Statement on 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Posted on August 28, 2013

MARYVILLE, August 28 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech:

“On that August day 50 years ago, I was a law student and summer intern in the U.S. Department of Justice. I found a spot at the back of the crowd gathered on the Washington Mall. I can still hear King's booming voice and the cadences of his speech. I especially remember the power of ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ This was a time of sit-ins and civil rights marches in the South. Even some major universities were just beginning to end segregation by race. During 50 years so much has changed, but his words are important words to remember today." 

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