DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that Denver will ring the City and County Building’s bell 50 times to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Denver will “let freedom ring” in celebration of this significant moment in civil rights history at 1 p.m.
Mayor Hancock also released the following statement:
“The March on Washington was not only a rallying cry in the struggle for civil rights but a turning point in the storied history of our great nation. In the half century since Dr. King stood upon the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and proclaimed to the world his dream for an America free of arbitrary divisions, we have made tremendous strides. But the struggle continues.
“Today we commemorate that moment in time and our continued march toward a better world not only for ourselves but for those in the generations we will never meet. Dr. King’s dream will live on in all of us who take up the banner of peace and justice.”