January 18, 2010 10:37 AM

Commentary: MLK's dream

Editor's note: Martin Luther King Jr. made hundreds of speeches, but the one he made Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of nearly 300,000 civil rights demonstrators is his best known. The "I Have a Dream'' address — partially reprinted here in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — became a rallying cry for black Americans and a classic of world oratory.

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