At precisely 1 p.m. Wednesday, the sound of ringing bells at the Utah Capitol and in other states commemorated Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech that, 50 years ago, inspired millions of Americans to join in the crusade for civil rights.
At the celebration, the Rev. France Davis, of Calvary Baptist Church, told the crowd that he vividly remembers the day he saw the march in Washington, D.C., at 16. He was on a bus passing through when he "stumbled upon the fact that a march was being held" and joined in.
"I have great memories of it," Davis said. "Bored to death until Dr. King stood up. Unlike everyone else's speeches, which were sort of humdrum, his was exciting and exhilarating.