The greatest 16-minute speech ever: "I Have a Dream"

Posted by: Emily McManus

Many of us know Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech from snippets and news clips. If you have time for reflection today, watch it here, all the way through. It’s unmissable. In an era of open injustice and brutal hatred, King challenges his listeners to actively build a better world for themselves and their children. We know the highlights, but watching the whole 16-minute speech makes the context of ’63 shatteringly clear, and underscores the clarity and power of MLK’s vision.

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Comments (2)

  • Genevieve Tran commented on Oct 30 2010

    Here u go! http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

    I can’t believe I hadn’t heard this in its entirety. His words are still so sweet and uplifting. His compassion for his people when he named all the situations they went through, made me really feel that we don’t think about others enough. I think today’s immigrants and homosexual population in the US need to hear this now.

  • Carole Joyce commented on Sep 4 2009

    it needs captions for those of us who dont hear well.