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April 4, , marks 50 years since the assassination of American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. The reverend, who was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, is remembered for many of his actions, including his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. King Jr. The message it purveyed is that all men are created equal. The speech is named after a repeated phrase, "I have a dream," but it is known for moving parts as well. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos That was today in His pivotal speech not only helped bring the Civil Rights Movement even more to the forefront, it also pressured Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act , which they did the following year.
Delivered to over , civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. Beginning with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation , which freed millions of slaves in ,  King said "one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free". The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was partly intended to demonstrate mass support for the civil rights legislation proposed by President Kennedy in June. Martin Luther King and other leaders therefore agreed to keep their speeches calm, also, to avoid provoking the civil disobedience which had become the hallmark of the Civil Rights Movement. King originally designed his speech as a homage to Abraham Lincoln 's Gettysburg Address , timed to correspond with the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Fifty-six years ago today, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In an interview this morning, Mr. I remember quite a few things because I was 10 years old when my father was killed. What I do not remember, unfortunately, is when he delivered this incredible message for our nation and world. I do remember having the opportunity to travel with Dad and see him in the context of his work. I had the opportunity with my brother to travel with my father probably seven or eight times.
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