A lot has transpired in the 50 years since civil rights activists marched peacefully on Washington DC. to hear Dr. Martin Luther King give his profound and now famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
At the time,it was estimated 250,000 people packed the Washington mall to express their support for equal rights for black Americans.
Dr. King’s message was one of healing,unity and equality for all Americans. His dream for the country was for a citizen to be judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin.
Dr. Kings insisted that his equal rights movement be a peaceful one,even in the face of violence and insults.
But Dr. Kings life was cut short by a snipers bullet 5 years later and he wasn’t able to help steer the civil rights movement in the direction he was hoping.
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