Today is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s speech, which took place in 1963, 100 years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation and the freeing of slaves, called for the end of racism. His speech was eloquent, powerful, and demanded equality for all. Though we’ve come a long way since 50 years later, we’re still fighting for equality. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech is a wonderful reminder of just that. To commemorate this iconic moment in history, you can watch the video of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech below. We’ve also rounded up some of our favorite quotes from the speech that are sure to inspire you.
“We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
“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.”
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
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