On this day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

Martin Luther King Jr, delivered the historic speech in Washington DC.

It was only four years before the infamous Summer of Love, but America in the early 1960s was still mired in racial discrimination and segregation, and it is thanks to the determination of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. that change would gradually creep over the horizon.

Having worked tirelessly through non-violent activism, it was his ‘I have a dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators which finally caught the world’s attention. It is rumoured that his most famous declaration was actually not on his original script, but the progress made in the 54 years since that pivotal moment highlights the enduring power of words, as well as action.

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