- Jul 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Southwestern U.S.
- Political Leaning
I must say, I was expecting the Times to go for the throat on this one, but they actually managed to report the news is a reasonably civil and honest manner.
Hey, I also read that Rev. Al was selling t-shirts and photos of Dr. King, so maybe he made a few bucks... lolololAt the Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth
By KATE ZERNIKE and CARL HULSE
Published: August 28, 2010
The New York Times
WASHINGTON — An enormous and impassioned crowd rallied at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, summoned by Glenn Beck, a conservative broadcaster who called for a religious rebirth in America at the site where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago to the day.
Officials do not make crowd estimates because they are unreliable and can be controversial, but event organizers put the number of attendees at 500,000; NBC News said it was closer to 300,000, but by any measure it was a large turnout. The crowd stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument.
Across town, several hundred people packed a football field at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to stage a rally commemorating Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“We come here because the dream has not been achieved,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, an organizer of the rally. “We’ve had a lot of progress. But we have a long way to go.”