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On this day in history…

on August 28, 2013

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed one of the largest crowds ever before gathered in Washington, DC as the last speaker in a roster of civil rights leaders.  The words that have become so iconic were not part of his prepared speech, but a spur-of-the-moment addition to his 7-minute allotment inspired by the high emotions of the day.  “I Have a Dream” has become part of our national language, a phrase that is instantly recognizable and attributable to King and to the power of the movement he championed.

For more information about this historic event, click here.

Leslie Holland. Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation: what it really means. 

Christine King Farris. March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World.

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream.

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