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World House Podcast: Episode 13-1963 March On Washington and King's Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have A Dream" speech during March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August, 1963

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Aug 23 2020

On 28 August 1963 over 200,000 people took part in the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Along with many other representatives of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the large crowds that evening. King's speech was the final one that day. He spoke of the unfulfilled promise of the Declaration of Independence to guarantee the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to all men. King also famously told the crowd about his dream: a detailed vision of what America will be like once that promise is realized. Listen to this episode to find out more about King's most memorable "I Have a Dream" speech.

 

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Clayborne Carson, Liberation Curriculum