August 28,1963: “I have a Dream …” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

An estimated 250,000 people took part in the one-mile March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. It was the largest demonstration for human rights in the U.S. and a strong showing of unity. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism.

Image: View from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument Credit: United States Marine Corps, Public Domain