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“I Have a Dream” Speech

This Video Of 1st-Graders Performing MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Will Leave You Feeling Inspired

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Well, if this doesn’t inspire you, then we don’t know what will. Last week, teacher Kerri Ann Connelly posted this video on Teach For America's...

Martin Luther King Jr. Words of Wisdom: Apply to Your Life

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

On the celebration of his birthday this year, when he would have been 85, it is good to remember 12 remarkable declarations from his speeches that give psychologically inspiring and meaningful advice for life.

Martin Luther King Jr.: His Teenage Dream Lives On

John Llewellyn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices
John Llewellyn

Despite extensive scholarly study of King's life and writings, Wake Forest University student William Murphy recently became the first to identify the striking parallels between King's legendary 1963 "Dream" speech and an address he delivered in 1944.

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

Why Martin Luther King's Dream Endures (and others Die)

John Friedman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Occupy, perhaps reflects today's hyper-personal, polarized environment, and therefore seems to be going nowhere and slowly. That 'gridlock' may not be surprising in today's culture. It

Visions and Dreams: A Reflection

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Kevin Belmonte

I've a seven-year-old son, and I often wonder how I can convey to him something of the great debt we owe Dr. King for a dream so movingly woven in the fabric of America's experience.I want him to hear lines Dr. King gave the world.

The 'Dream' Is Still Alive

Michael Steele | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Steele

Dr. King's speech challenged the status quo of his time and now so must we. But we must first answer for our generation the question often asked of him: 'When will you be satisfied?'

Why Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Dr. King's dream is sometimes misunderstood. It is not just about the right to vote or an end to legal discrimination. It is about fulfilling the promise of a land of opportunity and leaving a proud legacy for our children.

On the Precipice of Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Steyer

When you consider the impact climate change will have on our collective future, it is instructive to remember what Martin Luther King had to say about the power of non-violent civil disobedience in that letter in 1958.

'I Have a Complaint' -- No -- 'I Have a Dream'

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The dream was more than the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, which both followed in the years after the history-changing 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It finally was about King's vision for "the beloved community."

Reflections on This Week

Ben Jealous | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

We gathered half a mile from the White House, where an African-American president and African-American attorney general have held office for five years.

I Have a Dream, Too -- Here It Is

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. You know the one. The one where he painted a compelling pict...

'I Have a Dream': An American Export Mightier Than McDonald's

Sandip Roy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices
Sandip Roy

As schoolchildren in India, we can be forgiven for regurgitating the entire speech without digesting its message. Far more egregious are minority politicians like Indian-American Bobby Jindal who cherry pick it for their own political expedience and use Dr King's words to subvert Dr King's dream.

The Dalai Lama Honors MLK By Sharing His Own Dream

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington on August 28th of 1963, His Holiness t...

Memories of the 'Dream' Speech and John Lewis

Murray Fromson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Murray Fromson

I missed Martin Luther King's stirring "I have A Dream" speech 50 years ago because my CBS News colleagues and I were covering the war in Vietnam. If King's speech resonated with the American people, it did not go far enough in the deep South.

Working on the Unfinished Business

Mariam Williams | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices
Mariam Williams

Mass incarceration, the school to prison pipeline, poverty, high unemployment in black communities... Fifty years since King said it, "the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land." And this country still must change.

Why His Dream Has Not Come True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Spencer Aronfeld

As lawyers we are responsible for being the catalysts for justice. For Reverend's King's dream to come true, we as a society need to start by motivating and helping more people of color to become lawyers.

'I Have a Dream': An Undocumented Immigrant Version

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

Surely all Americans are thinking of Dr. King's 1,670-word speech today, and creating their own versions. As one of our country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants -- many of us Americans in all but paper -- here is mine.

Voting Rights Should Be More Than a 'Dream'

David Orr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

By requiring photo IDs in the polling place or proof of citizenship when registering, states are imposing unnecessary burdens to deliberately exclude citizens from the election process.

Girl Scouting Remains a 'Force for Desegregation' on the Anniversary of a Dream

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Like so many young girls through the years, Girl Scouting taught me that diversity was a gift. I learned that I could celebrate my heritage and hold on to what made me unique, even as I met new people and learned about new cultures.

WATCH: Tribute Celebrating 50 Years of The Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most moving and poignant events of the last century - the delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech on the...

Oprah: King Forced U.S. To Wake Up, Change

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Oprah Winfrey says Martin Luther King Jr. forced the nation "to wake up, look at itself and eventually change." She says the civil right...

Every Election Day Is Dream Day

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We celebrate "Dream Day" as the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and if we really plan on advancing the dream, we must recognize that every Election Day is Dream Day.

Do You Have a Presence Problem? The Queen, Dr. King... and YOU

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Connie Dieken

Dr. Martin Luther King's gravitas was cemented 50 years ago. The "Queen of Comfort Food," Paula Deen, became persona non grata in many circles this year. Forget the fame factor. Set aside the race aspect. This is deeply personal.

Jason Linkins

Here's Why You Don't See MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech All The Time | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, and the epoch-altering oration by the Rev. Mar...