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MLK's "Dream" speech turns 50. Yours?

by shaunyata on August 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


August 28, 1963. On a balmy summer’s day in our nation’s capital, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, electrifying our nation and solidifying his place in U.S. history. More than 200,000 civil rights leaders and marchers converged at the Lincoln Memorial as King proclaimed, “I have a dream.”

He spoke of an “appalling condition” whereby segregation and discrimination kept African-Americans entrapped, despite having abolished slavery a century earlier. His dream implored that people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. King’s speech lifted people’s hopes with the anthem “let freedom ring” and culminated with the rally cry “free at last, free at last…”

Fifty years later, please share your dream for making our world a better place, in just six words.

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