On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C. He stood at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
In his famous speech Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States.
Excerpt from the speech:
I have a dream that one day 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.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice and sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!