Video: Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” (August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.)

0 Posted by - September 4, 2020 - BLACK MEN, History, LATEST POSTS

In Dr. King’s iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he urged America to “make real the promises of democracy.” Dr. King synthesized portions of his earlier speeches to capture both the necessity for change and the potential for hope in American society.

The beginning of the speech starts with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863. Dr. King observes that: “one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.”

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3 Comments

  • LaDonna Wheeler September 5, 2020 - 12:28 pm Reply

    I was 2.5 years old when this historical event took place, and it still feels just as real today as it was then.

  • Linda Tart September 5, 2020 - 5:21 pm Reply

    Great speech, made you feel good. Today, we are still dreaming. Malcolm X, said, “While King, is having a dream, we are having a nightmare.” True then, true now. I am wondering, why is it NEVER mention, that Emmitt Till, was killed 8 years, to the day, this speech was made. Why? August 25, 1955.

  • Ivan Butcher II September 20, 2020 - 9:46 pm Reply

    Then:

    Little known Black History Fact:

    In 1975, I met with Mr. Gil Noble to discuss the merits of the “The Black American Evolutionary Flag,” designed to represent the contributions Black African Americans had made into America’s Bicentennial History Celebration in 1976.

    http://hbcuconnect.com//content/294788/then

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