Martin Luther King’s Niece to Speak at Glen Beck’s Rally
Over 100,000 supporters are expected to attend Glen Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday.
According to The Washington Post, the rally, which is also being billed as a tribute to U.S. troops, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Video screens and sound towers will be positioned along the reflecting pool and as far east as the Washington Monument.
In addition to Glen Beck, other notables will take part. Sarah Palin will speak, but much attention will be focused on Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., who will also address the gathering.
Dr. Alveda King is the director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life, and the founder of King for America.
Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, Dr. King recalled that in front of the Lincoln Memorial in June, a group of students caught up in a moment of spontaneous patriotism broke into song. ‘But,” she added, “the US Park Police were quick to shush the members of the Young America’s Foundation, saying singing is not allowed at the memorial. The song that was stifled? “The Star-Spangled Banner.””
Describing why she supports the rally, she wrote the following:
“When I join Beck and all gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend, I will talk about my Uncle Martin and the America he envisioned. I will talk about honor and character and sacrifice. I will be joined by those who represent the diversity of the human race.
On Saturday, Uncle Martin’s dream of personhood and human dignity will resound across America. And the Park Police should consider themselves forewarned: As we stand in the symbolic shadow of the great American who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, we just might sing.”