Martin Luther King’s Famous Speech, “I Have a Dream”

Today is Martin Luther King Day.

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, was a driving force in the push for racial equality in the 1950′s and the 1960′s. Thrust into the national spotlight in Birmingham, where he was arrested and jailed, King organized a massive march on Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he evoked the name of Lincoln in his “I Have a Dream” speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The next year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The following is the full version video of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”

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