The Rev. Dr. Francis Wade (R), Interim Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, and the Rev. Jean Smith (L), give their remarks on the one-year anniversary of a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck the U.S. eastern seaboard, in Washington August 23, 2012. Several tons of the cathedral's limestone elements were damaged in the earthquake. (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS)

“On Sunday, March 31st, 1968, a crowd of several thousand people packed into the Cathedral to hear [King] speak. Little did they know that their revered leader would be taken down by an assassin’s bullet that Thursday.”

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