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Fifty Years After “I Have a Dream”

Today is the 50th anniversary of the delivery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, an event remembered as a watershed moment in the American Civil Rights Movement.

If you’ve never read or listened to this historic speech, today’s the perfect day to do it! Here’s a transcript of “I Have a Dream,” and you can watch it below:

King’s message drew heavily on spiritual themes and specific Bible passages. His background as a pastor is often overlooked in favor of his role as an activist, but understanding the biblical basis of his call for justice adds a lot of useful context. Here are two posts from our blog you might find helpful:

There’s a lot of talk online this week about “I Have a Dream” and King’s legacy. Take the opportunity to learn more about this remarkable preacher and activist!

Related posts:

  1. Bible References in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  2. Best of the Bible Gateway Blog, 2011
  3. Why Didn’t They Stop? Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Parable of the Good Samaritan
  4. The Bible Passages Behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Message
  5. Appreciating the King James Bible, 400 years later

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