Fifty years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington and the world heard his “I Have a Dream” speech for the first time.

Video courtesy sullentoys via YouTube

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Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

5 Comments

  1. Thank u just doesn’t express my respect and appreciation for this awesome, inspiring and still timely message from Dr. King. We’re still in need of these great orators. Just no one around these days to take on this task. This video should be required viewing for every public school student on an annual schedule — and as well on every July 4th for adults. We all need to be reminded of the power of words. I live in the city where Dr. King died. While I can’t get to DC (although I would love it ) — I will be checking to see local observances. I can’t say it enough — this was my Aug 18 Sunday worship…I cried. 1963 was my coming of age. And it was a great time to be 13.

  2. Rev. S. Davison

    Thank you for this post. I felt an aura fall all over me. Dr. King and many others who sacrificed theirs lives via walking in the heat, dying for a cause or rallying for equality, I thank them. Pastor Donnie McClurkin intentionally left off the program is an injustice. Glory be to God for Pastor McClurkin’s handling of this matter. I know this was not easy for him. Again, thank you for this post. Heaven forever shine upon you.

  3. Malcom X was great man and hero, without him black men would be slave up to now, he put white men fear in their evil heart, the only way they accepted equality is they fear a civil war Inside USA,,i have a dream dont make a diferent , you enemy must fear you otherways they will never respect you,,,,,may allah reward him in pradise for the sake of he free so many people,

  4. I watched the news and found out MLK`s speech was not addressed as “ I have a dream “, it was AdLib in his speech. This was something that was not written or script, but at end of his speech he did state I have a dream several times. Look at the archive on his writing .

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