Bill Clinton: Stop Complaining, Get Back To Work

WASHINGTON — For former President Bill Clinton, this day 50 years ago in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial, marks “one of the most important days in American history.”

Clinton joined President Barack Obama and the family of Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

The “march and that speech changed America,” said Clinton, and “opened minds and melted hearts … and moved millions.”

Clinton said racial inequalities remain. But he said it’s time to stop complaining and instead get to work — for better education opportunities for all children and implementing health care for all.

He said: “We must push open those stubborn gates” that are holding America back.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow and Like Us
Best Of CBS Washington

Listen Live