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I Have a Dream Speech

A Lesson From the Great Debaters: MLK's Dream 50 Years Later

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Rahfin Faruk

When I learned I would be one of the Southern Methodist University debaters arguing against Wiley College on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," I was thrilled. The topic for debate was predictable: "America is faltering on MLK's dream in 2013."

Martin Luther King: An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Diana Divecha Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Diana Divecha Ph.D.

Today we celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was an iconic leader who used his passion to strategize an end to racial and economic inequality. And, whether he was aware of doing so or not, he used emotionally intelligent techniques to persuade and inspire people of all colors to join him.

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.

Marching Forward

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Dr. King spoke about the solutions of fairness, opportunity and equality. We have come so far but for many of our citizens the ideals of justice, liberty and the pursuit of the American Dream remain an elusive dream.

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.

'I Have A Dream' Ceremonies Reveal Political Segregation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life. Yet there ...

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Kim Keating | Posted 10.29.2013 | Women
Kim Keating

Women must commit to negotiating for higher pay and advocating for themselves. Organizational leaders must commit to hiring, giving raises to and promoting women at the same pay levels as men.

Obama Connects Anti-Gay Discrimination With Racial Prejudice In Historic Speech

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama adressed the nation today with a speech that commemorated the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" ...

Read Obama's Full Speech At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s h...

Obama Commemorates King's Dream At March On Washington Anniversary

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the ...

Clinton: 'A Great Democracy Doesn't Make It Harder To Vote Than To Buy An Assault Weapon'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where he criticized the Supreme Court's decision to ...

Clinton Honors King's Legacy At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, noting how Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have...

Kennedy, Johnson Daughters Speak At March On Washingotn

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Their fathers led the nation in the early years amid the struggle by black America for civil rights – and both Lynda Bird Joh...

Jason Linkins

Here's Why You Don't See MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech All The Time

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

How The 'I Have A Dream Speech' Changed The World

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By Nicholas Wapshott Aug 28 (Reuters) - It would be easy to assume that the stirring words of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream...

LOOK: 5 Other Groundbreaking Marches On Washington

Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks half a century since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I have a dream” speech, a monumental anniversary that will be commem...

Google Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of MLK's Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

Google is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech with Wednesday's Doodle...

Will Obama's Speech Be As Powerful As MLK's?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we also acknowledge the significance of the "I Have A Dream" speech by Dr. Martin L...

Obama Speaking At March On Washington's 50th Anniversary

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

BY SUZANNE GAMBOA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won't need to mention race – a subject he doesn't talk a lot about ...

Jermaine Spradley

Here's What Became Of The Organizations That Organized The March On Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to stake their claim for jobs and freedom in a tur...

I Was at the March

Caryl Rivers | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

The great advances in civil rights that were to follow in the years ahead were not at all certain as we gathered to watch the marchers stroll along in the dappled sun and shade on Constitution Ave. on a brilliant summer day. I was acutely aware of what was being said elsewhere across the nation.

Martin Luther King's Words in a Surveillance World

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Ariel Dorfman

What would he say if he could return to contemplate what his country has become? What if he could see how the terror brought to bear on 9/11 had turned his people into a fearful, vengeful nation, ready to stop dreaming, ready to abridge their own freedoms in order to be secure?

What Did King Really Mean With 'I Have A Dream?'

Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron and Adelle M. Banks | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) It may be the most famous speech of the 20th century. Millions of American schoolchildren who never experienced Jim Crow or whites-only water...

50 Years Later: Whither The Moral Arc Of The Universe?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The anniversary of the March on Washington comes at a time when it is hard to feel that the universe is continuing to bend towards justice -- especially for African Americans.

'I Have A Dream' Speech Anniversary To Be Marked By Marches, Events

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this mont...