Bells will ring at 3 PM to open anniversary celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. The programs will occur from Montgomery, Alabama, to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, from fifteen events in New Hampshire to Kathmandu in Nepal.
Other locations include, Little Rock, Arkansas; Yale University Harkness Tower, New Haven, Connecticut; Stone Mountain, Roswell, Rome, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, and Atlanta, Georgia; Honolulu, Hawaii; Topeka, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Boston, Massachusetts; the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan; Chaska, Minnesota; Tougaloo College, Jackson, Greenwood, and Columbus, Mississippi; Jefferson City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; New York, New York; Delaware, Dayton, and Grandville, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Allentown, Lafayette College, Kutztown University, and Allegheny College, Pennsylvania; Nyack, New York; Camden, South Carolina; Mount Crazy Horse (a.k.a. Mount Rushmore), South Dakota; Oak Ridge and Lookout Mountain, Tennessee; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas; Marion Cross School, Norwich, Vermont; The Historic Bell Tower in Capitol Square, Richmond and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Charleston, West Virginia.
Overseas, bell ringing observances will occur in Lutry and Montreaux, Switzerland; Monrovia, Liberia; London, U.K.; and Tokyo, Japan.
New Hampshire Humanities is one of the state coordinators for the commemoration efforts in concert with Larry Taylor, the New Hampshire gubernatorially-appointed liaison to The King Center in Atlanta Georgia,, which is sponsoring the event. New Hampshire Humanities reports that events will occur in that state at Amherst, Concord, Dover, Goffstown, Isles of Shoals, Keene, Madbury, Mount Washington, two locations in Nashua, North Conway, Pelham, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sanbornton.