TULSA - Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington when the words "I have a dream" were spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Across the country plans are in place to remember the day in 1963. Tens of thousands of people are expected to pack the National Mall in D.C.
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Amanda Hawkins, who marched on the Capitol 50 years ago, returned for the anniversary.
"I don't think our generation today, our kids and grandkids, more specifically our grandkids, realize what this really symbolizes," said Hawkins.
The stage is set for a four-hour program in D.C., including speeches from three presidents -- Carter, Clinton and Obama.
Leah Daughtry, the organizer of Wednesday's march, was just one day old when King spoke those words. She's hopeful President Obama will offer inspiring words when he takes the podium.
"I would hope he will talk about how we continue to work together as a community to continue to embody the ideals of Dr. King and to see that dream really fulfilled in our lifetime," said Daughtry.
The King family will also be in attendance for Wednesday's anniversary march as well as Congressman John lewis, who was part of the original march in 1963.
In Tulsa, the MLK Commemoration Society of Tulsa is partnering with several area organizations for a bell ringing ceremony.
As bells ring across the nation at 3 p.m. to symbolize the country's continued support to "let freedom ring," bells will ring in Tulsa at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park downtown near Archer and North Elgin.
A watch party is planned for the president's speech at the Rudisill Regional Library around 3:30 p.m.
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