On this day, Preacher and Civil Rights activist Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the worlds most incredible speeches of all time.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929. Before serving in civil rights, he was a Baptist Preacher just like his father before him. After years of speeches, headaches, stress, courage, and demontrations, Dr. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray in 1968 the next day after his speech at the Mason Temple in Tennessee.
The “I Have A Dream “ can be recognized all over the world, students passionately recite it in front of their peers, others remember it with hopes of all racism finally coming to an end. The iconic speech can also remind us of how little society has changed today.
Dr. King and his speech not only became a national staple that helped pass the Civil Rights Act, but also is celebrated every year on January the 20th as a national holiday.
Please let us not forget all of the others who worked behind the scene with Dr. King during the entire the Civil Rights Movement like Bayard Rustin, Dorothy Height and Robert J. Brown.
To read Dr. King’s full speech, please click his picture below:
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