"I Have a Dream" Tribute

LA Live joins a global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 12:32 PM PDT
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"I Have a Dream" Tribute

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Wednesday, Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. LA Live joins a number of venues around the world in remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through dance and remembrance.

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A half century has passed since the March on Washington, a day which created many social and justice waves in myriad directions. Waves that still flow some fifty years later.

And while important events dot history's big wheel, few have had an epic oration as memorable, stirring, or oft-quoted as the "I Have a Dream" speech. Martin Luther King, Jr. made that speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. And even if you weren't at the march, you surely know the clip, and the words.

Those words will ring again at various places around the world on Wednesday, Aug. 28 via THEDREAMat50, a country-span project that salutes and remembers the speech and its impact via art, music, dance, and more.

LA Live will be the local HQ for the Aug. 28 celebration.

Dance the Dream starts things off at 6 p.m. at Nokia Plaza; a video screening of performances from Usher, Common, Macklemore & Lewis, and more performers will follow.

Events from the participating cities -- Boston, Dublin, and Singapore are all taking part -- will play on giant LED screens around the plaza.

Need more information on THEDREAMat50? The far-reaching project has a helpful site.

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