U.S. Senate and House Members Join Hands to Sing ‘We Shall Overcome’

From L, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) lock arms as they sing 'We Shall Overcome' during a ceremony to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, on Capitol Hill, June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.   DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES
From L, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) lock arms as they sing ‘We Shall Overcome’ during a ceremony to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, on Capitol Hill, June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.
DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES

A rare moment took place on Capitol Hill, yesterday.

Congressional leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor, to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Afterwards, they joined hands and sang a harmonious rendition of We Shall Overcome to honor the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. C-Span captured the footage of seven Senate and House leaders as they joined hands, swayed and crooned, “we shall live in peace someday” at the front of the room facing the rest of the congressional members and attendees present.

It seems as though a few members may have forgotten the words however, including Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The two— along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) prior to finding his note— are shown in an awkwardly silent swaying motion in the video.

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Source: The Root | 

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