DULUTH - Dr. Martin Luther King declared he wanted freedom to ring from the hilltops and the mountains, and Duluth did just that Wednesday.
A bell ringing was held at the Historic Old Central High School in on a national observance day to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness spoke about how he believes the speech has helped lead Duluth in a positive direction. He said, "I think it's a much more diverse community today and we still struggle and it's a constant struggle, there is no endpoint to the discussion."
Ness also said he believes it is our job as a community to continue to educate and motivate new and younger generations about the significance of Dr. King's speech.
"My hope is that the importance of Martin Luther King's message continues. That we continue to be motivated to fulfill that vision and get to a more just society," Ness said.