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People gathered at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963

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Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born
January 15, 1929

In 1963, King participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000. You've probably heard some of this powerful speech. It emphasized King's belief that the movement would create a society in which character, rather than color, prevailed. For his efforts, Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Tragically, King was assassinated in 1968, but his ideals live on and his words continue to inspire. Do you think America has come any closer to creating the society that King envisioned?
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