King County to mark 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

Friday, August 23, 2013


Artwork at King County Courthouse depicts civil rights leader's historic address of August 28, 1963

King County will pay tribute to its namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech with a ceremony at the King County Courthouse. The Courthouse rotunda features artwork reflecting the scene on August 28, 1963 as Dr. King made his historic address in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 28
10:00am
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave, Seattle

Speakers:

  • King County Executive Dow Constantine
  • King County Council Chair Larry Gossett
  • Former King County Councilmember Bruce Laing, who was part of the effort to redesignate King County for Dr. King
  • Former King County Councilmember Dwight Pelz, who witnessed Dr. King's speech on August 28, 1963


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