When Did Martin Luther King Jr. Give His Famous "I Have A Dream" Speech?

peter183 | Student

 

"i have a dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. Delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters, the speech was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century

fact-finder | Student

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. The march drew more than a quarter million people lobbying for congressional passage of a civil rights bill. They gathered around the Lincoln Memorial to hear the speakers. When King spoke, he effectively defined the Civil Rights movement and the struggle for justice with these famous lines: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal'."

Congress (the law-making body of the United States) passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964. This was the most comprehensive piece of American civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction (1856–77; a twelve-year period of rebuilding that followed the Civil War). It outlawed racial discrimination in public places, assured equal voting standards for all citizens, prohibited employer and union racial discrimination, and called for equality in education.

Further Information: "Comprehensive MLK Sites." MLK Links. [Online] Available http://mlk/cafeprogressive.com/enter.html, November 1, 2000; King, Martin Luther Jr., and James Melvin Washington. I Have a Dream. San Francisco: Harper, 1992; "Martin Luther King, Jr." Seattletimes.com. [Online] Available http://www.seattletimes.com/mlk/, November 1, 2000.

atyourservice | Student

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial.

crystaltu001 | Student

Martin Luther King Jr gave his speech at Washington D . c. on August 28, 1963. The speech was a very powerful and popular speech . It lasted about 17 minutes. The speech was about equal rights between people of color.

kevin0001 | Student

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his " I Have A Dream " speech on August 28, 1963. The speech is what Martin Luther King Jr. is most famous for and lasted 17 minutes. It took place at the Washington D.C Civil Rights March, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Over 250,000 people attended his speech. 

28th august 1963

taangerine | Student

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" Speech on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C

ik9744 | Student

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech in August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

zumba96 | Student

This speech that impacted his and our time period as well as many after us, the I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH By MLK Jr was 17 minutes long and was given on August 28, 1963. Here he asked for peace and equality. An end to racial inequality. Where white and black brothers and sisters can live together in peace. 

arrellbelle | Student

The "I Have a Dream" is the most popular speech done by Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28th, 1963 and it was given in Washington D.C. during the civil rights movement. I recommend that you listen to an excerpt of his speech, I would think it to be very moving.

parama9000 | Student

August 28 1963

jeremydodson | Student

August 28, 1963 at the Lincon Memorial in Washington DC

terrence958 | Student

August 28, 1963

arsenals | Student

In the 20th century. 28 August 1963

jeremydodson | Student

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this sppech on August 28, 1963 at the Washington Monument to discuss how the black people were being discriminated against by the white people.

blinkjoeboy | Student

In the late summer of 1963 during the March on Washington.  King did not intend on giving the speech this month but was eventually pressured to do so. 

sparker454 | Student

August 28, 1963 at the Lincon Memorial in Washington DC

BuRaK_114 | Student

"I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963.

Yojana_Thapa | Student

August 28, 1963

aznhoops23 | Student

August 28, 1963

mebennui | Student

The first time MLK used the " I have a dream.." speech context was in Rocky Mount, NC, Nov. 27, 1962.

 

user2185617 | Student

martin luther king jr. give his speech at washington d.c .

mebennui | Student

The first time MLK used the " I have a dream.." speech context was in Rocky Mount, NC, Nov. 27, 1962.

 

dturnis | Student

1963

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