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Twittering the We Are One celebration

14:47 Watching "We Are One" on HBO... Bruce Springsteen just finished.

14:49 JFK: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." 

14:50 Martin Luther King, III: Tomorrow (MLK day) has been designated by Obama as a day of service


14:53 Mary J Blige: We all need somebody to lean on... Lean on me

14:55 Jamie Foxx & Steve Correll... quoting Thurgood Marshall: "This is your country. This is your democracy." #

14:59 Jon Bon Jovi & Bettye Lavette: It's been a long time coming... but I know change is gonna come... #

15:06 Tom Hanks: "We cannot escape history" The Lincoln Portrait, by Aaron Copland - tinyurl.com/6cwjaj #

15:07 Marisa Tomei: "Equal in fact and not just in theory" #

15:12 James Taylor & John Legend: "Shower the people you love with love" (Hey James, nice hat!) #

15:15 Joe Biden: "Work is more than a paycheck. It's about dignity, it's about respect." (Hi Joe!) #

15:20 John Mellencamp: "Ain't that America, for you & me..." (There's a woman signing on the side of the choir. Fabulous!) #

15:23 Queen Latifah: "We are celebrating the ongoing journey of America to BE America..." #

15:25 Footage of Marian Anderson singing My Country Tis of Thee. Josh Groban & Heather Headley: "From every mountainside, let freedom ring..." #

15:28 George Lopez: "Anyone here from out of town? Well, you're all home now." #

15:28 Kal Penn: "America's greatness comes from being made up of so many diff strands." #

15:32 Herbie Hancock, Will.i.am & Sheryl Crow: "One Love, One Heart, Let's get together and feel alright." #

15:34 Tiger Woods: "We honor the men and women in uniform... for every person in uniform there are families waiting for them to come home safely." #

15:38 US Naval Academy Glee Club & Renee Fleming... (wow, she's quite a soprano) #

15:40 Jack Black & Rosario Dawson: "Theordore Roosevelt's legacy... establishing national parks..." "Leave it as it is, you cannot improve it..." #

15:42 Garth Brooks: "Bye bye Miss American pie... Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry..." #

15:44 Garth Brooks: "You make me wanna shout!" #

15:47 Garth: "When the last thing we notice is the color of skin... When the skies and the oceans are clean again, we shall be free!"#

15:49 Ashley Judd & Forrest Whittaker: "If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, our society must set the artist free..." #

15:54 Stevie Wonder, Usher & Shakira: "I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then... Gonna keep on trying... 'Till I reach the highest ground." #

15:55 Samuel L Jackson: Rosa Parks said "I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I had no idea that history was being made." #

15:57 Samuel L Jackson: "MLK did not live to see his dream fulfilled, yet his life remains a beacon for the world." #

16:00 U2: "In this spot, 46 years ago, Dr. King had a dream. On Tuesday, that dream is fulfilled." #

16:02 U2: Singing Pride (In the Name of Love) - written about MLK, Jr. #

16:03 U2: Early morning, April 4, shot rings out in the Memphis sky, "Free at last"; they took your life, they could not take your Pride. #

16:06 U2: "Do you see the beauty inside of me? What happened to the beauty inside of me? Oh, you look so BEAUTIFUL tonight!" "Thank you America!" #

16:07 U2: "The more you know, the less you feel..." #

16:09 Challenger, a bald eagle from the American Eagle Foundation. #

16:13 Barack Obama: "Despite the enormity of the task ahead, I stand here today as hopeful as ever..." #

16:14 Obama: "What gives me the greatest hope of all... is you... because you believe what America CAN BE... & b/c you want to help us get there." #

16:16 Obama: "You proved once more that those who love this country can change it." #

16:20 Pete Seeger & son: "This land is your land... this land is my land... This land was made for you and me." Everybody!! #

16:24 Beyonce: O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain; For purple mountain majesties; America America! From sea to shining sea! #

17:22 HBO is reshowing "We Are One" celebration at Lincoln Memorial at 7pm (for free, even if you don't get HBO)... www.hbo.com/weareone/ #

Tags: music, obama, tweets

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