Martin Luther King “I have a dream” Speech Video 47th Anniversary

By on Aug 29, 2010 in Current Events, Events Comments

Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of what the world would remember as The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and with an estimated of more than 20,000 participants.

It was a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African-Americans that took place in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.

But what made it very historical is the speech of Martin Luther King called I Have A Dream, which he delivered from the steps of Lincoln Memorial.

His speech is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable speeches in human history, and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century.

Although the speech is an amalgamation of several drafts, and was originally called “Normalcy, Never Again“, King decided to stop delivering his prepared speech and started preaching and kept on mentioning the phrases “I have a dream.”

After 47 years, it’s nice to look back and understand the real essence of that speech.

Below is the full version video of the “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King.

On that same year, after that historical speech, Martin Luther King was named Man of the Year by the Time Magazine.

In 1964, he was the youngest person to received Nobel Peace Award at the age of 35.

Martin Luther King, who was also a Baptist minister, educated and inspired not only the attendees of that march but also the next generations after him up to this time; and possibly also the generations ahead.

He was born on January 15, 1929, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.



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