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Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" Speech

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We bring to you an amazing speech from one of the greatest civil rights leader of all time, Martin Luther King Jr.

This speech is widely know as the "I Have a Dream Speech", it was delivered by King on August 28, 1963. The speech was a part of the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and it took place in front of the Lincoln Memorial and it was considered the highlight of this huge political rally for human rights.

This is one of the greatest speech man has ever written. Matter of fact, partial written, as you can see in the full video of the speech, in the first part Martin Luther King reads, but for the final part he skips looking at the sheet and speaks from his soul. That's the part of the speech we will highlighted, the part that reflects a dream a man had, in a time of despair where racism was a huge social problem. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed one day people of different race and color could do and share the same things.

Once a man dreamed and that dream decades after became a reality.

Enjoy the final part of the speech in the video below. We've added the transcription of the most significant  words of the speech, you can read them after the video, or listen and read your choice. 


Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" Speech


I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

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."


I have a dream
that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream
that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.


I have a dream
that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream
that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream
that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope.
This is the faith
that I go back to the South with.
With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.


The full speech video, notice the first part King is reading, and than he changes to address the crowd with words from his soul:



And you? Do you have a dream? What are your dreams? Let's make them a reality!

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