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Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK

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Rev. Martin Luther King attends a prayer pilgrimage for freedom May 17, 1957 in Washington. (photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Rev. Martin Luther King attends a prayer pilgrimage for freedom May 17, 1957 in Washington. (photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking Connecticut residents and organizations to ring bells to commemorate the 50th anniversary of when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Malloy said the civil rights leader’s “message of freedom, equality and liberty resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago.”

King’s family has invited every state to participate in the day of remembrance by ringing bells in unison at churches, schools and other venues where there are bells.

Malloy will join the bell-ringing at the Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Waterbury. Later on Wednesday, he is scheduled to give remarks at “The Dream Continues Ceremony” in Manchester.

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