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Today in History! 5 things you did not know about the "I have a dream speech"

In August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • "I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

  • The speech was a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • The speech was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century in a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.

  • It was in the speech that King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred.

  • Under the applicable copyright laws, the speech will remain under copyright in the United States until 70 years after King's death, therefore until 2038.

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