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"I Have a Dream" Speech

 

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'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.' Martin Luther King delivered these powerful words in front of the Lincoln memorial on August 28, 1963. A crowd of 250,000 gathered on the National Mall to here him and others call for a end to racial inequality in America. As remarkable as it sounds, the stirring "I Have a Dream" refrain was not included in Dr. King prepared remarks. However this was not the first time he speaked of his dream. He mentioned it in speechs he gave earlier that year. Dr. King’s poignant message of unity and tolerance still resonates as much today as it did on 1963.

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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King delivered these powerful words in front of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. A crowd of 250,000 gathered on the National Mall to hear him and others call for an end to racial inequality in America. As remarkable as it sounds, the stirring "I Have a Dream" refrain was not included in Dr. King’s prepared remarks. However, this was not the first time he spoke of his dream. He mentioned it in speeches he gave earlier that year. Dr. King’s poignant message of unity and tolerance still resonates as much today as it did in 1963.

 

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