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Aug
13

Let Freedom Ring, Part 2

11:0 – 4:0: The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony, The Lincoln Memorial

2:45: President Obama delivers remarks

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White House Live, C-Span and CBS

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@Interior: Beautiful photo of the exact spot Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream speech” 50 years ago today


108 Responses to “Let Freedom Ring, Part 2”


  1. August 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    great program thus far

  2. 10 sherijr
    August 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    me too !

  3. 11 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    That young lady just sang her butt off. Natalie Grant is her name?
    I’m at work and I hear more than I see, so when I click over to the site, I miss the name of the person and if I don’t recognize them….well…

    So those of you who are watching, please provide the person’s name when you make a comment about them – it would be a great help :-)

  4. August 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Almost! Good quick stepping, Zizi! :grin:

  5. 19 Dakota
    August 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Bringing my greetings over from the last thread…

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    I’m so excited for today. I’m stuck at work, which is filled with it’s usual drama, but I’m upbeat and joyful! I’ve Tivo’d the festivities on CSpan. Knew the blabbermouths on MSNBC would ruin it for us. Great to see Alycee and her Mom and am hoping we get to see our Dudette and Donna as well.

    Reply

  6. 20 Nena20409
    August 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    GA TODers :!:
    Wow……Loads of Posts…..Finally all caught up ;)

    Thank You all.

  7. 21 amk for obama
    August 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Ok, I am off to catch some zzz’s before I fly out to South Africa in another 6 hours.

    Don’t start a syria war without me for the next 24 hours.

  8. 26 sherijr
    August 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Okay is it just my computer, or did the whitehouse site lose the feed?

  9. 27 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Peter baker at the ny times reported my twitter account and got me suspended.

    That 3 suspended twitter accounts.
    Just will make a new one later on, no biggie! :)
    Guinness book world of records?

  10. 31 sherijr
    August 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    okay its back :)

  11. 33 carolyn
    August 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I’m fortunate to be home today, so I have my TV on CSPAN…….great pictures, labels for the people, no commentators!
    Every time the crowd is shown, it looks like it’s growing substantially.
    Speakers are a good cross section of the country…….I’m wondering if the same people planned this who planned the Demo convention last fall. Everyone knows how long to speak, there are no long empty spaces or times, it’s running like clock work. Very impressive.

  12. 34 yardarm756
    August 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    This WordPress notification thingy is driving me crazy…….MSNBC is for pics and talking heads. C-Span and WH.gov got the program down pat.

  13. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Bill Russell is such a humble man … and I loved how he said he was sitting in the front row 50 years ago, and he was glad to be “anywhere” 50 years later! His ending was great:

    “As we used to say in the projects, ‘Keep on keepin’ on.’”

  14. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    From a simple sign on the National Mall, which I co-sign:

    “Thank you, Congressman John Lewis”

    Still here to talk about it! Way to go, sir.

  15. 45 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my goodness – it’s raining on them

  16. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland: “It’s a new day … and a better day … but the day is not over … (the final chapters) cannot be written without you.”

  17. 53 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I applaud the police officer who’s holding the umbrella over the current speaker. I wonder what’s going through his mind right now? hmmmm?

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      He’s from the National Park Service, yes? Most of the folks who work for the NPS are very proud of their jobs and our country. I’m thinking he’s thinking it’s a great honor. I know I would!

      • 55 GGail
        August 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        I noticed his branch of service the second time I saw him and yes, he does appear to be taking great pride in his duties!

        • 56 jacquelineoboomer
          August 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

          I’ve heard some of them speak on PBS or other outdoorsy shows, in particular, and many – not the people here today, I don’t think, they look too official! – are volunteers, too.

  18. 61 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    National Urban League, Marc Morial, spoke of the hanging noose has been replaced by handcuffs, white hoods with business suits. It was the type of wake up call we need to hear.

    Everyone seems to have their words very well structured to get their message across in the time allotted.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I agree, GGail. Very succinct and yet they still are getting in the great points! These are mostly the on-the-ground activists here today, who believe what they’re saying to the depths of their souls.

  19. August 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Freedom is not free – people should really understand that.

  20. August 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Howdy all you O folks!!!!! What a great getting up delightful day in TODdytown again!!! I’m still in No. Dakota and have found a way to check in with the O family. I’m in a household that doesn’t get CSPAN so they have to watch on MSNBC. Needless to say, the only thing they get to hear are pundits until they decide which speaker is important enough to broadcast. So I’m watching the speeches on the net and am so thankful for the technology that allows me to be a part of it all.

  21. 65 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Talk Jamie TALK!!!

  22. 66 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Yes, Rev. Al

  23. August 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Love what I’m hearing from the speakers. A little summer rain won’t stop the movement.

  24. 68 yardarm756
    August 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Look out now! Church all up in here!

  25. 69 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    “Bout time we got a Negro to sing the Spiritual :-)

  26. 73 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Shirley don’t need no stinkin umbrella!!!

  27. 74 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Preach Rev. Al. Preach!!!!

  28. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm
  29. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  30. 82 HZ
    August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I see the rain as a sweet sprinkling of a real sweet refreshing bold and fierce new generation of young, younger, old, and older group of hard working human beings being shown favor from the most real element of nature of goodness for us today. When my mind go back to the large hoses that were pointed upon crowds of women, children, and men and then the additions of the dogs tearing at their clothes: this is a’ peaceful wetness.’

    If they stood and still was able to fall and then some get up with the forces of the water from those hoses and the biting of those dogs, then this is small indeed for the grandchildren , great-grand children, great nieces, grandmothers of those precious souls who walked, spoke up, and marched together fifty years ago. Oh this is just a ‘sprinkle of sweet favor’ coming down from the fountains of ‘yet sweeter water still having to roll down like rivers of sweet sprinkles of a celebration of ‘one nation coming together to give honor to those who walked, marched, spoke, and even got jailed before us.

    We((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Will Hug the drops of rain into our hearts for the new movement for justice, jobs, fairness, and a good opportunity for education to bring that complete change we believe in.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  31. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    • 87 HZ
      August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Also remember our Maestro Conference call tonight as well. I am sure everyone has received their notice. HZ

  32. 88 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Forest Whitaker almost made me cry here at my desk

  33. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan nominee Caroline Kennedy at MOW50:

  34. August 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    • August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      I won’t mince words: this entire Syria situation has me very concerned, particularly in regards to how Russia will react if the West does respond militarily. Putin’s chief aim is to reassert Russia as a superpower; if he doesn’t aid his client in Syria, those hopes will vanish. But if he does aid Assad, we’re looking at a confrontation between the US and Russia not seen since the 1980s.

      • August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        State Dept briefing indicating the WH is going forward without UN Security Council because of these obstacles. This is shaping up to be quite complex, to say the least.

      • 98 dotster3
        August 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        Ay—-I don’t like it either. Very worrisome. And the public seems adamantly against any military action—only 9% is supportive.

    • 99 yardarm756
      August 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      It was expected. Was it not?

  35. August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm
  36. 101 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    The King Family has arrived

  37. August 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    This is a great move: AG Holder has announced a $2.5-million grant to Connecticut law enforcement for the costs of investigating the Sandy Hook School shootings.

  38. 104 yardarm756
    August 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    My church and choir

    .

  39. 106 sjterrid
    August 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Good Afternoon, TOD. I’m just getting here. Who was singing before Oprah? Thanks!


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