The March on Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Aug. 28, 1963, was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, a time when our country stood at a crossroads for change and equality. This historic march drew more than a quarter million people who convened on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial, capturing the attention of billions of people worldwide.

August 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. To commemorate this important date of remembrance, the state of Missouri will participate in the National “Let Freedom Ring” Day with an event from 1-2 p.m. on the grounds of the Missouri State Capitol (in case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the 1st floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol). The day’s program will include music, poetry, refreshments and more.