On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr, American Civil Rights Activist, delivered a message during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States in front of thousands of civil rights supporters.
While delivering his message, Mahalia Jackson cried out, “Tell them about the dream, Martin!” This improvised conclusion that describes King’s dreams of freedom and equality arising from the land of slavery and hatred, has become the most remembered lines from his infamous speech.
“I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream . . .