“I Have a Dream” was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. It was a call for equality and freedom, and became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement – as well as of the most iconic speeches in American history. Learn about the political and social context behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, the rhetorical devices that helped its concepts resonate, and its effect on the broader Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech
"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." William Blake
"First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war." Alva Myrdal