Let Freedom Ring Tour at Canterbury Shaker Village

Date August 28, 2016
Time 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Event Description

Let Freedom Ring Tour at Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road, Canterbury NH
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
FREE with regular admission to Village.

The Village will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech with a special “Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring” tour at 2:00pm. The tour, which is free with museum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3:00 pm.

On August 28, 1963 at 3:00pm, Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring “….from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation.


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