I Have A Dream

I Have a Dream

Delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

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 seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

Read the whole speech here. Onhttp://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

Stanford University Martin Luther King Jr.Research and Education Institute lesson plan.