MLK's 'I have a dream' speech turns 55

MLK's 'I have a dream' speech turns 55

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMC) - Tuesday marks 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I have a dream" speech.

Dr. King spoke about racial equality and justice to nearly 250,000 thousand people in Washington, D.C. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The speech was a part of the March on Washington, a movement focusing on voting, working, and civil rights for people of color.

The National Civil Rights Museum shared a thread of famous quotes from the speech on Twitter.

Dr. King's daughter, Bernice, also shared her thoughts on her father's speech via social media.

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