Glenn Beck Holds Rally on Anniversary of King's I Have a Dream Speech

Posted on August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck held a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. today, exactly forty seven years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in the same place. Al Sharpton led a counter protest elsewhere in the city. But Beck surprisingly steered clear of politics, as did Sarah Palin, a featured speaker who talked about veterans. The rally was more about God and honoring the military. But civil rights leaders say Beck was deliberately trying to dishonor King. It all remained pretty peaceful -- some might even say boring. NBC News has video from the scene: