Today we honor the life, work, and dreams
of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man motivated by love and the ideals that every being has the innate right to life, freedom, and dignity. When speaking in front of the Medical Committee on Human Rights in March of 1966, Dr. King declared:
Dr. King dedicated his life to bettering this country and bringing us closer to the light of equality in every facet of our society. He believed in it so strongly that he lost his life for it. That’s why it’s important today that we honor him by doing something kind for someone else or helping folks in need.
Dr. King believed that we could build a better world through empathy, compassion, and kindness. So as you go about your day today, think about how you can better live with those values so that we can all strive towards the world Dr. King envisioned together.
I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement and among the most iconic speeches in American history. Under the applicable copyright laws, the speech will remain under copyright in the United States until 70 years after King's death, through 2038.