‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a common racial statistic: He was an unarmed Black man who was shot to death. Fifty years after King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Black Americans are still grappling with gun violence and a troubling pattern of white police officers gunning down unarmed Black men on the streets of America. […]

Prathia Hall was a prominent civil rights activist and preacher who reportedly influenced Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. Hall is one of the first women ordained in the American Baptist Association. Born January 1, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pa. Hall’s father, Rev. Berkeley Hall, was the pastor of Mt. Sharon […]

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Planning is underway to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that recalls a famous line from his “I Have a Dream” speech, officials say. The planned tribute to the late civil rights activist would broaden the […]

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina. Reporters had covered King’s 55-minute speech at a high school gymnasium […]

Don’t miss the famous speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today on MSNBC at 4 p.m. eastern. CNN will also air the original video of the speech, but no air time has been announced. This week, America has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where King made his iconic and memorable […]