Children say the Pledge of Allegiance before a ceremony in the West Virginia Capitol marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin helps children ring the bell outside the West Virginia state Capitol as part of Wednesday's ceremony. "Half a century has passed," Tomblin said, "and we continue to make progress toward Dr. King's dream."
The West Virginia State University jazz ensemble provides music for Wednesday's Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance ceremony at the Capitol.
The Rev. Ron English, who knew Martin Luther King Jr. as a boy and attended the march in Washington 50 years ago, was the featured speaker at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony in Charleston on Wednesday.