It was on August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I have a dream" speech from the steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington. We look back at the speech that moved the world
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the "I have a dream" speech at the March on August 28 in Washington 50 years ago. "I have a dream" speech is a key event in the struggle of African Americans for racial equality.
King, an advocate of non-violence, was among the organizers of the 1963 March, a rally for jobs and freedom. He led about 250,000 marchers to the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall and delivered his signature speech from its steps. The historic march helped pressure Congress to pass the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts in 1964 and 1965.