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"I Have A Dream"

"I have a dream", is the world's most renowned speech, given by the great activist, Martin Luther King, on August 28th, 1963. The quote"I have a dream" was birthed in this very speech. On the evening of August 27th, 1963, the leader of the civil rights movement, in a Washington hotel, discussed with his advisers the speech he was going to deliver the day after the 100th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. MLK spoke before huge crowds, calling for the abolition of segregation in the United States. The activist marked many spirits with his speech that day and forevermore! As he was reworking the speech with his team, one of his advisers told him that he should not incorporate the word "dream" as it was considered “ too banal, too cliché. Pastor Martin Luther King then worked all night on his speech, to achieve perfection !

On D-Day, MLK presented himself in front of a crowd of 250,000 people, shocking as only 100,000 had been expected. According to his close ones, his message had been much too long, and that the performance hadn't been that well. As the end of his message approached, singer and good friend, Mahalia Jackson, had said: "Tell them your dream, Martin! The dream..." Then Martin Luther King said, "I have a dream". Clarence Jones is said to have heard Walker say, "Oh, shit! The dream..." Then, according to witnesses, the crowd became very excited, so the famous sentence had indeed taken effect.

His famous speech marked the day of struggle for equal civil rights, and a year later, all racial laws had been abolished in the United States.


Speech"I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King

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