In honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Archives Museum is sponsoring a special commemoration Wednesday of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

A little bit of background: In August of 1963, Dr. King, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spoke to thousands during his “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. It remains one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Wednesday’s event, at the East Hills Library, will feature the full-length video commemoration of the march, produced by John Morris. Richard Lewin and the Rev. Dr. Bill Hedge will describe their experience of Dr. King’s speech and the march. They also will share information about events in St. Joseph in 1963.

The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the St. Francis Baptist Temple Choir at 7 p.m. and the video presentation. Admission is free. All events will be in the lower level theater at the library.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Black Archives Museum exhibits fund. For more information, call 232-8471.

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