Celebrating Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”

On 28 August 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches in history, I Have a Dream. I write this post on the 53rd anniversary of that momentous occasion.

Recently, I was in Washington to deliver a talk at a convention. While there, my wife and I had the opportunity to take in many of the sights. To celebrate the anniversary of I Have a Dream, I have created a slideshow of some of photos that I took at the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, mixed with some historical photos of the great man himself.

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And, one more time, the final five minutes of that incredible speech.


About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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2 Responses to Celebrating Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”

  1. lalebyquist says:

    Wow! Martin Luther King is my inspiration!

    And as King said, “I have a dream today!”. Me either… I hope that all people can overcome the fear of the public speaking, and there will be no obstacles while delivering speeches or communicating with a large audience. I know how horribly it could be, so I collect and share tips on its overcoming: http://presentationskills.me/

    Thanks for reminded me of this genius person!


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