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Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I have a dream"

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On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to hundreds of thousands of Americans at what is known as the March on Washington. This now-famous speech was both an apex and catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement in the US. Rediscover the richness of this speech and the significance of Dr. King's four words, "I have a dream."

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