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"I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, 1963

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On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 civil rights supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. to hear Ma
 

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January 21 · Issue #501 · View online
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On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 civil rights supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. As shown in this Overview, listeners stretched from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial all the way to the Washington Monument, a distance of nearly one mile (1.3 km). Today — the third Monday of January — marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America, a day to remember his life and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
38°53'21.0"N, 77°03'03.1"W

Source imagery: The Library of Congress

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