The Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington today was missing the country's only black senator.
Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint's seat, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics.
Those who spoke at the event ranged from President Obama himself to MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
Many speakers touched on hot-button issues such as gun control, the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin and the Supreme Court's ruling on voting rights to call for a new era of civil-rights activism.
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