Oprah Winfrey Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy (Video)

"He is the one who reminded us that we will never walk alone,"  the media mogul said in a speech on the Lincoln Memorial.
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At the "Let Freedom Ring" 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in the nation's capital, Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Lincoln Memorial and reflected on the legacy of the remarks. 

"I remember when I was 9 years old and the march was occurring, and I asked my mama, 'Can I go to the march?' It took me 50 years, but I’m here," Winfrey said.

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The OWN personality, along with her Butler co-star Forest Whitaker, was on hand for the proceedings at the National Mall on Wednesday. Winfrey delivered a thoughtful four-minute speech on inspiration drawn from Dr. King.

"We, too, can be courageous by continuing to walk in the footsteps in the path that he forged," she said. "He is the one who reminded us that we will never walk alone."

Winfrey also shared one of her favorite quotes from Dr. King. 

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"As the bells toll, let us remind ourselves: 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,'" she said. "As the bells toll, we commit to a life of service because Dr. King, one of my favorite quotes from him is, 'Not everybody can be famous, but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service.'"