AUGUST 28, 1963 " I HAVE A DREAM "
"I Have a Dream" is the famous name given to the ten minute
public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he called
for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
King's delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963, from the
steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American
Civil Rights Movement.
Delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters the speech
is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable
speeches in human history and was ranked the top American speech
of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.
Today is the 47th anniversary of the historic “I Have a Dream”
speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 47 years later, the
“restoring honor” rally is being celebrated at the Lincoln
Memorial, the exact same place in which the speech took place.