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Brownback rings Kansas bell to mark King speech

Published on -8/28/2013, 3:12 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Gov. Sam Brownback joined hands with a Topeka pastor to ring a silver bell to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Brownback and the Rev. Gordon Glenn of Topeka's St. John AME Church closed a ceremony Wednesday on the steps of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. It was one of more than 300 locations around the country where bells were rung to commemorate the August 1963 march in the nation's capital.

Brownback says the Brown v. Board site was fitting because it represented the start of where segregation ended and civil rights began. The historic site is dedicated to the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

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