Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) was working Tuesday night to personally craft the two minutes of remarks he is scheduled to deliver at Wednesday’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a spokeswoman said.

“The governor quotes Martin Luther King Jr. a lot, and he’s one of his guiding icons,” said O’Malley spokeswoman Takirra Winfield, who said O’Malley will likely talk about how King’s message of 50 years ago is still relevant today.

Winfield said O’Malley was invited to participate in the lengthy program Wednesday that also includes President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. O’Malley is expected to speak around noon.

The governor will likely have to hurry to get into the District in time. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning at a forum on his administration’s progress in creating jobs.