I Have a Dream- 28th August 1963


So much has happened around the world in the past few weeks and it is hard for me not to be affected by events that have happened in the United States with the murder of yet another African American man under police arrest. It pains my heart that this has happened, again. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his infamous, “I Have A Dream” speech over 50 years ago and unfortunately, things haven’t changed and his speech is still relevant in 2020. Not just in the USA but all around the world.



Below are extracts of that speech: There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal."





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