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EXCERPT: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, August 26, 2011 | 1:12 p.m. CDT

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr. was originally delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was the closing speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompting the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The next year, King was awarded the Nobel Prize. This is an excerpt from that speech.

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