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'I have a dream' speech to be remembered 50 years later with Humphrey School panel

The 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington and the famous "I have a dream" speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered Aug. 28 with a panel discussion at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The panel, hosted by the Humphrey School and the African American Leadership Forum, will include a look at the 1963 march, progress on civil rights issues since then and the challenges that remain.

The 7 p.m. event is already sold out, but it will be streamed online.

Scheduled to appear on the panel are:

  • Walter F. Mondale
  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
  • State Rep. Frank Hornstein
  • Dr. Josie Johnson, educator and civil rights leader
  • Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Professor Samuel L. Myers, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • The Rev. Rolland Robinson, Taylors Falls Methodist Church
  • Former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon  Sayles Belton, who will moderate.

The Humphrey School said it will host more events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights legislation passed in 1964.

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