Martin Luther King, Jr. gave what many consider as his most important speech on August 28th, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. The U.S. State Department's website ( http://usinfo.state.gov/usa... )describes the day:
"On August 28, 1963, under a nearly cloudless sky, more than 250,000 people, a fifth of them white, gathered near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to rally for 'jobs and freedom.' The roster of speakers included speakers from nearly every segment of society -- labor leaders like Walter Reuther, clergy, film stars such as Sidney Poitier and Marlon Brando and folksingers such as Joan Baez. Each of the speakers was allotted fifteen minutes, but the day belonged to the young and charismatic leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference."
"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had originally prepared a short and somewhat formal recitation of the sufferings of African Americans a
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