DNCC - Unity Breakfast to Mark 45th Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' Speech During Democratic National Convention

Martin Luther King III to be Joined by Leaders Including Rev. Al Sharpton,
Rabbi Jack Moline and Sister Simone Campbell

DENVER – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today unveiled plans for a unity breakfast to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington on Thursday, August 28 during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.  Martin Luther King III will join with civil rights leaders including Rev. Al Sharpton and faith leaders including Rabbi Jack Moline and Sister Simone Campbell to honor Martin Luther King Jr., the message of his “I Have a Dream” speech and the movement behind the March on Washington.

“Forty-five years ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans travelled from all across the country and risked threats of violence to converge on Washington, uniting behind a belief that ‘all men are created equal,’” said Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “During the Democratic Convention in Denver, civil rights and faith leaders will come together to commemorate the anniversary of that historic March that created a tipping point for change in this country and to reaffirm Democrats’ dedication to Dr. King’s dream.”

Additional details regarding the time and location for the unity breakfast will follow.