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Thursday, August 29, 2013




Commander in chief: Yolanda's shyness quickly went away and she showed the president her charmLet freedom ring: The symbolic ringing of the bell had everyone clapping but Yolanda

She was surrounded by presidents, senators, a first lady and even Oprah, but Martin Luther King Jr.’s adorable granddaughter was the star of the show at Wednesday’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech.
Yolanda Renee King, 5, kept her cool as Barack Obama hugged her mother and father and even gave her a tickle as she stood regally at forefront of the event honoring her grandfather’s march on Washington at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action.

And though the late civil rights leader never go the chance to meet his oldest son’s very cute daughter, he would have undoubtedly found her irresistible like everyone else.

Obama grinned ear to ear as the cute little girl joined her family in ringing a bell at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that once hung in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, which was the target of a racially motivated bombing that killed four little girls just like her in 1963.

In front of tens of thousands of spectators, President Barack Obama urged America to continue fighting for the equal nation Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned as he delivered a rousing speech marking 50 years since the activist's iconic 'I Have a Dream' address.

Speaking from beneath the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., the president celebrated how far America has come since Dr King's speech on August 28, 1963, which gave a 'mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions'. But he said there was still much to be done to honor the lives that were lost during the civil rights movement. 

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