Lincoln's Front-Row Seat to History

By Emma Fidel And Jane Hwang - 2013-08-27T22:31:28Z

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Beck Rally

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck held a "Restoring Honor" rally on Aug. 28, 2010, the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington. “Something that is beyond man is happening,” Beck said to a crowd of supporters. “America today begins to turn back to God.” Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also spoke. 

Critics of the event said it dishonored King's memory, according to media reports at the time. Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton held a concurrent rally to commemorate King's march.