Celebrating the Anniversary of MLK's I Have a Dream Speech
The 'I Have a Dream' speech was more than words, it was a call to action, an appeal to empathy. American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. gave this speech on August 28th, 1963 hoping to end to racism, and encourage togetherness across the world. He said four words that would make history "I have a dream". These four words would come to be one of the most well-known phrases in America's African-American history. Today we celebrate the speech and the man behind it.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 and attended Booker T. Washington High School and was able to skip two grades in high school.
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In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the famous "March on Washington" where over 250,000 people attended in an effort to show the importance of civil rights. Some of the issues the march hoped to accomplish included an end to segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and to get laws passed that would prevent discrimination in employment.
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King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
His legacy lives on through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and there are over 730 streets in the U.S named in his honor.
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