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Avellon Williams 

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD – “I Have A Dream” is one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most popular speeches. This speech fought against racism, poverty, and oppression.

African American Baptist minister and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the civil rights movement in the United States for nearly two decades before he was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4th, 1968.

Dr. King’s body was returned to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where his funeral ceremony was attended by high-level leaders of all races and political stripes.

A federal holiday in the United States is observed on the third Monday of January each year for Dr. King Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929, to Alberta Williams King and Martin Luther King Sr.

Martin Luther King Jr. /Courtesy/

It was through non-violent protests, such as boycotts and marches, that he gained civil rights acclaim as a veteran and also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Among his most important and influential speeches in history was the “I Have a Dream” speech which is said to have been delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., with approximately 300,000 people in attendance, demanding an end to racism.

He shared his vision of a future in which “this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed”:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

The speech is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential in American history, even though it was not initially well-received by many white Americans.

Dr. King Jr. dreamed that one day everyone would be treated equally and have access to equal opportunities.

Throughout the history of the United States and the world, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been one of the most influential and iconic figures, and his vision for a better America has never been as relevant as it is now.

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