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.
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Christine King Farris. March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World.
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream.