Tony Bennett to attend March on Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation’s capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year.

Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Ala., in 1965, is scheduled to perform as part of Saturday’s festivities commemorating the historic march and King’s “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

The entertainer said Thursday he wants to honor King’s humanitarian message, but will also be in Washington as part of the Voices Against Violence campaign that is pushing for gun limits.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is holding an event on Saturday with King’s son, Martin Luther King III. And President Barack Obama will speak on the actual anniversary day Wednesday.



WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus