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August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Photo by Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I Have A Dream

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. (WIkipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream )

"I Have a Dream" recording from Internet Archive

"I Have a Dream" text  - downloadable for all devices, from Project Gutenberg

"I Have a Dream" manuscript from National Archives

There have been copyright infringement lawsuits over recordings of this speech.

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March on Washington (5:56) 

Flashbacks, Episode 27  biographical sketch (5:02)

The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. BBC (26:06)

Tony Brown's Essay on Martin Luther King Jr. (24:48)