52 years since 'I Have A Dream' speech
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - On Aug. 28, 1963, civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his most famous and historic speech titled, 'I Have A Dream.' "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of George that sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood," said King to a massive crowd at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The speech 52 years ago, a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement, begins with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation.
"But 100 years later the Negro still is not free," King goes on to say.
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Along with his 'I Have A Dream' speech, a Nobel Peace Prize lecture and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail' are among King's most revered orations and writings.
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