Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important figures in our country’s history, if not the world’s. He was so magnificently influential that it begs the question – what would America be like today if it wasn’t for Dr.King? His individual influence is woven so deeply into our contemporary culture that it’s easy to forget how tremendous his impact was on our entire country. It’s truly remarkable what Dr. King accomplished in his short life and I think it’s important to spend the day reflecting on his efforts as one of the greatest civil rights leaders who has ever lived.
In honor of MLK Jr. Day, I have attached the transcript of his iconic “I Have a Dream” Speech. Watch the full speech below, from the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
“I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.’ “