Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

By: Joeli Prieto

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech on the National Mall in Washington D.C. King’s speech was about racial equality and encouraged people to help put an end to discrimination.

King’s speech took place during the Jobs and Freedom March. Over 200,000 of King’s followers gathered around the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to hear him speak on this day.  According to Infoplease.com this gathering was the largest in the nation’s capital. Infoplease.com also stated that Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech was one of the first demonstrations to be widely covered on television.

John F. Kennedy, who was the president at that time, originally opposed the march because he thought the legislature would see it as a threat and vote against the whole movement, but it was decided that the march would go on, Kennedy supported it.

Sources:

http://www.presentationmagazine.com/martin-luther-king-i-have-a-dream-speech.htm. Retreived March 28, 2011.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/18/i-have-a-dream-speech-wat_n_426957.html.Jan. 18, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.

Felde,Kitty (Jan.16,2011).http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/01/16/congresswoman-remembers-hearing-dr-kings-speech-na/.Retrieved March 28, 2011

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