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Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech introduced the nation to the man who today is the face of the Civil Rights movement. But King didn't follow a carefully crafted script as he stepped to the microphone. Instead he pushed aside his notes and spoke from the heart. His speechwriter and attorney describes the inspiration for these momentous words.
Like the rest of the nation, Virginia is marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech.
Members of the public are being invited to hear a performance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech at Baltimore's City Hall.
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington takes place on Aug. 28, but individuals, organizations and venues throughout the D.C. area are honoring the occasion all weekend long -- from serious and reflective gatherings, to more festive and family-focused affairs. Many of the events are free and open to the public. Here are our top picks for the weekend.
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Friday afternoon, students from Watkins Elementary School honored Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday by reciting his most enduring speech: "I Have a Dream."
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