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

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peter183 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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"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

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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.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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.

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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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. 

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taangerine | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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

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ik9744 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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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. 

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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.

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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.

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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.