Ceremony honors MLK on eve of inauguration
Inauguration Day 2013 coincides with the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
Beneath the statue of Martin Luther King Jr in Washington D.C., celebrities and civil rights leaders stood side by side Sunday at a special ceremony honoring Kind.
Revered Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King III spoke about the importance of the MLK monument and their excitement about the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Actor and singer Jamie Foxx shared and inspirational song and comedian Chris Tucker gave an impromptu impression.
Reverend Jackson brought a more serious tone, looking forward to inauguration day, but reminding the audience about the problems in America everyday.
“Lest we forget there is a Chicago, (where) 506 killed last year,” he said. “We must stop the killing everywhere.”
Reverend Jackson added that the Civil Rights movement wasn’t just about racial equality. He says until all Americans have equal access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity, even with a black president, Martin Luther King’s dream is not fulfilled.