Celebrations Mark the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

By: News 10
By: News 10

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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.

I have a dream today!

People all around the country are remembering the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, and Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have A Dream Speech."

He gave the speech to a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. His powerful words are now considered one of the best speeches ever given in American history. You can watch his speech here:


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