Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his iconic “I Have A Dream…” speech. The speech, part of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, came to symbolize the heart of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Kings words, many of which were improvised on the spot, are still so true today. His message of love, equality and freedom has touched everyone — man/woman, young/old, gay/straight, black/white — and it’s so important to keep his legacy alive. Read the full text of the speech, and here nine facts about the historic event. Here’s to 50 more years of making King’s dream a reality. xoxo