The official ceremony "Let Freedom Ring", at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the MARCH ON WASHINGTON in 1963 and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s infamous "I Have A Dream" Speech with a worldwide bell ringing at 3 p.m. EST. It is the original bell that survived the 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama bombing on Sunday, September 15, 1963 murdering Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair (4 little girls). Photography by Celebrity Photo Journalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY ©. All Rights Reserved.
Speakers and Performers included President Barack Obama, First Lady Michele Obama, President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Congressman John Lewis, Dr. King’s Children Martin Luther King III & Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Dr. King’s Sister Christine King Farris, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Myrlie Evers Williams, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Soledad O'Brian, Rev. Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Foxx, The Winans, LeAnn Rimes, Rev. Shirley Caesar, Heather Headley, Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary and many more.
Seen on the TV screen and near the bell & podium is Yolanda Renee King, the first and only grandchild of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. She was named after her aunt Yolanda King the eldest child who passed away at 51 years old.