The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't a big guy — but he cast a long shadow.
President Obama "Let us remember that change has never been quick. Change has never been simple or without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination."
"We are being pulled from the familiar place of the 'I Have a Dream' speech, beyond the dream of racial justice to that of economic justice," said Bernice King, who reminded the crowd that her father fought not only for racial equality but for the rights of the poor. "He would want us to move beyond the dream and into action."
Her brother implored the crowd to care more about what King stood for than the man himself. "Sometimes we get caught up in the brand of my father but not the ideas of my father," Martin Luther King III said.