BOSTON (WWLP) - Governor Deval Patrick took time Wednesday to honor the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
22News was there when the Governor reflected on how Dr. King's words impacted his own life and future.
Governor Patrick says he was seven years old when he first heard Dr. Martin Luther King deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Patrick spoke to reporters for the first time in nearly a month at Boston's Old South Meeting House. There, he participated in a bell ringing in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's famous speech.
Patrick said felt united with the people around him when he heard Dr. King speak in person and reflected on what the President's and his own election have to say about race.
“There is no doubt that my own election here foretells the ability for people to appeal beyond race and that is enormously important and something to celebrate,” said Gov. Patrick.
Governor Patrick will continue to honor the anniversary of Dr. King's speech by participating in a concert and reading in Boston Wednesday night.