Martin Luther King’s Speech – I Have A Dream

As an almost daily writer, I occasionally feel that something I’ve written or said has long term impact and meaning. Today is not one of those days.

Instead, I give you Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech on August 28, 1963 which we now refer to as his “I Have A Dream” speech. For the original speech, take a look in that US Archives copy or at the text of the speech on the BBC website.

Stop whatever you are doing and take 18 minutes out of your day to watch one of the greatest speeches of all time. And then take at least two more minutes to contemplate what you might do differently in your life going forward from today.

  • JT

    When I went on a cross country trip last year, I visited http://www.civilandhumanrights.org. I planned to spend 1 hour and spent almost 5 hours. Amazing what Dr.MLK achieved.

  • Samantha Samsel

    He is the gift of our lifetime. Amazing what he achieved, indeed.

  • I had never watched the full speech, thanks for the reminder. Certainly a motivational call to never accept ‘the way it has always been’ as an argument for change.