I Have a Dream!

Exactly fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Somewhere between two hundred and three hundred thousand people gathered on Wednesday August 28th 1963, at what was to become one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States History.

The March on Washington – image courtesy of Wikipedia.

King’s speech, which has been ranked by scholars as the top American speech of the 20th century, inspired millions and his words are still relevant in the twenty first century.

Here at Handley Library you can find a range of great resources about this great man and his inspiring words – books, DVDs and audio recordings.
You can find more titles on our online kids catalogue or come in and see us. We’d be happy to help you find out more about this important moment in our country’s history, and if you click here you can listen to the words of one of America’s greatest speakers – “I have a dream!”

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