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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Life in Pictures -- National Geographic Kids

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Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on National Geographic Kids.
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Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...
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"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American clergyman and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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The Other America | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

The Other America | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change | Martin Luther King | Scoop.it
Share your dream now and visit the King Center Digital Archive to see more than 10,000 documents from Martin Luther King's personal collection and from the civil rights movement!
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The meaning of Martin Luther King's speech: then and now

The meaning of Martin Luther King's speech: then and now | Martin Luther King | Scoop.it
Hugh Muir: I was asked what relevance King's speech has in 21st-century Britain. Have you looked the employment market, or the so-called 'war on drugs' recently?
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Full Text: King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

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I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
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This is part of the speech with a link to the full speech.

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After Martin Luther King’s 1963 speech, FBI began spying on civil rights leader

After Martin Luther King’s 1963 speech, FBI began spying on civil rights leader | Martin Luther King | Scoop.it
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech inspired the world. It also galvanized the FBI into undertaking one of its biggest surveillance operations in history.Initially...
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Deondre's curator insight, February 2, 2015 7:19 PM

Martin Luther King's speech has influenced a crowd of people but not the white government officials because they sent the FBI to spy on the civil rights leader. 

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Revisiting Martin Luther King's 1963 Dream speech

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As people gather today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, we look at images from that event in 1963 and from tumultuous times during the civil rights movement.
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Deondre's curator insight, February 2, 2015 7:51 PM

Martin Luther King's speech had influenced a large number of people to change their view point on segregation  

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BBC History - Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King was a pivotal figure in the US civil rights movement. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, his assassination in 1968 shocked the world.
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9 things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington

9 things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington | Martin Luther King | Scoop.it
Some interesting facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington in 1963.
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I Have a Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American clergyman and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.[1]

Beginning with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863,[2] King observes that: "one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free".[3] At the end of the speech, King departed from his prepared text for a partly improvised peroration on the theme "I have a dream", possibly prompted by Mahalia Jackson's cry: "Tell them about the dream, Martin!"[4] In this part of the speech, which most excited the listeners and has now become its most famous, King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred.[5]Jon Meacham writes that, "With a single phrase, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who've shaped modern America".[6] The speech was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century in a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.[7]

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was partly intended to demonstrate mass support for the civil rights legislation proposed by President Kennedy in June. King and other leaders therefore agreed to keep their speeches calm, also, to avoid provoking the civil disobedience which had become the hallmark of the civil rights movement. King originally designed his speech as a homage to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, timed to correspond with the 100-year centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.[5]

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