Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dateline: August 28th, 1963

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech. MLK's speech from that day is one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a famous civil rights activist, but he was also a Baptist preacher. The part of the speech that people remember is at the end when he says "I have a dream" and tells people about his dream of racial equality. This part of the speech is uplifting, like something from church. He keeps saying "I have a dream" which makes people think about his dream of freedom and racial equality.

MLK would like his children to have the same rights and education as white children. He has a dream that white children and black children can be friends and go to school together. He wants people to be judged by what they do, instead of what color they are. This speech was so great that it made the people listening to it wish that MLK's dream could come true. The speech was so great that it made more people get involved in Civil Rights in the 60s.

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