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DeKalb officials mark the 50th anniversary of the 'I Have A Dream' speech
by Staff Reports
September 04, 2013 01:02 PM | 4367 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Let Freedom Ring at Stone Mountain
Staff / Katherine Frye / 
David Soleil, of Decatur, (center) hiked all the way up Stone Mountain with his daughters, from left, Lennon Soleil, 5, Medow Soleil, 3, and Ocean Soleil, 6, to get to the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the top of the mountain last week.
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District 10 State Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council, hosted Let Freedom Ring at Stone Mountain last week on top of the mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, the event coincided with national and international celebrations of King’s speech and nonviolent protest for racial equality.

A bell-ringing ceremony concluded the event in unison with the additional programs that took place around the world.

Many students and families came to support the event including senior DeKalb officials such as interim CEO Lee May, Stone Mountain Mayor Patricia Wheeler and Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton.

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