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Nashvillians reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. March

Fisk University played a special role in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during events in Washington, D.C., and Nashville on Wednesday by ringing a bell that once sat on top of Jubilee Hall. The bell was oringally rung when the Night Riders, which were precurses to the KKK would come on Fisk's campus to try and harm the students.The ringing of the bell now symbolisizes freedom.

Here’s a sampling of what President James Williams had to say while being interviewed:

“This is a special day in the life of all African-Americans and for these United States. Because of what transpired 50 years ago, we’re all better off today.”

To watch the full interview please visit the Tennessean by clicking here.