It seems possible that just 50 years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that 13-year-old Miles Franklin can expect to be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.
His father, Urban League of Palm Beach County President Patrick Franklin, has worked hard to lay the groundwork for that.
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50 YEARS LATER:
MLK’s ‘DREAM’ SPEECH
Today, tens of thousands of people are expected at the National Mall to commemorate the historic 1963 March on Washington which culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech.
Today: Locals remember 1963 March on Washington and discuss today’s commemoration.
Sunday: Post reporter Laura Green reports from the rally. Follow her live on Twitter: @LGreenonthehill.
Go to palmbeachpost.com for live video, video interviews of local marchers, photo galleries and more.
- Today, civil rights advocates — led by the NAACP, Urban League and National Action Network — will hear various speakers at the march and rally in Washington. Locally, a march and peace rally begins at 3 p.m. at the corner of Northwood Road and Broadway in West Palm Beach.
- On the Aug. 28 anniversary Wednesday, numerous other commemorative marches and events are planned around the country. Locally, there will be a panel discussion on race and class sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Auroras Voices in Delray Beach, and a town hall meeting on education at the Urban League of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach.
- Also on Wednesday, President Barack Obama will speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.