CNN PRODUCER NOTE Hillrate attended the 50th anniversary event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech: 'My mom decided yesterday that she really wanted to participate in the event today. She hopped on a bus and arrived late last night. My 71-year-old mom and I finally made it into the event area after a long wait. Although the lines were quite long, the crowd inside the Mall doesn't seem very big. My mom is happy now and thinks the long wait was worth it. She has been politely shushing people nearby who have been talking during the speeches. It's a diverse crowd-- people of color, white people, old and young.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer