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Bernice King was only an infant when her father delivered his famous “Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but she can recite its lines with authority. And so, welcoming civic leaders invited to the Carter Center for a discussion on education and civil rights, she said she would like to focus on the portion of the speech about the “red hills of Georgia.”
Exactly 21 minutes into a 30-minute conversation between President Jimmy Carter, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson, billionaire Richard Branson and CNN founder Ted Turner at Friday night's Captain Planet Foundation gala downtown at the Georgia Aquarium, the algae-haired superhero's father smiled for the first time. Scratch that. Ted Turner was grinning from ear to ear. Not coincidentally, the 39th President of the United States sitting next to him had just endorsed the legalization of pot. Hell, Turner even sat up erect in his chair for a split second.