I Have a Dream
Let Freedom Ring
In 1963, MLK was in Washington DC for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. MLK made the last speech of the day in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where he famously declared, “I have a dream!” This speech defined MLK’s legacy in the civil rights movement.
“When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: ‘Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'”I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963