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The Dream still lives

 

January 15, 2020

In his iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., urged America to "make real the promises of democracy." King synthesized portions of his earlier speeches to capture both the necessity for change and the potential for hope in American society. Following is that historic speech.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been se...



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