Commemorating the anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Bernice King Recalls Day of MLK's Speech

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 AM EDT
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Bernice King Recalls Day of MLK's Speech

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Rev. Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during a "I Have a Dream" Gospel Brunch at Willard Hotel in Washington Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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The Rev. Bernice King is opening the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech with an interfaith service in Washington.

King said Wednesday morning that her father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is often remembered as a freedom fighter for equal rights and human rights. But she says his true essence was as a pastor, a prophet and a faith leader.

Bernice King says it was faith and the spirit of God that infused the civil rights movement 50 years ago. And she says the faith community must continue to lead every movement for justice and equality.

The opening service Wednesday includes Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Sikh, and other Christian faith leaders celebrating King's legacy.

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