On August 28, 1963 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped up to the microphones at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom rally and spoke about his dreams for a better country for all its citizens. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the monument to honor Abraham Lincoln; who signed the Executive Order called the Emancipation Proclamation that freed those human beings held in slavery in this country.
Dr. King was a leading figure in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s. His "I Have a Dream" speech given forty-six years ago today is considered one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory, it powerfully and eloquently expresses King's desire for a future in which blacks and whites can live harmoniously as equals.
Here is a YouTube clip of the entire speech:
Martin Luther King "I have a dream"
Rest in Peace Dr. King