Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King – one of the greatest political leaders of 20th century. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. More than 250.000 participants made the March on Washington in August 1963 to the greatest demonstration for civil rights and freedom that America had ever seen so far.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character – I have a dream today.” In 1968 King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Today we see that this dream is about to come true. The fight for civil rights goes on every day but many things have changed. Fifty years after the March and 45 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King America has the first African American to hold the office. “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
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