Watch MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech as it happened—50 years later

We're tweeting Dr. King's speech in real-time at @mlk_ihaveadream.

 

Kris Holt

Tech

Published Aug 28, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:57 am CDT

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of American history’s landmark speeches.

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King described his vision of racial tolerance and equality in his “I Have a Dream” speech, much of which was improvised. 

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Today, we’re marking the anniversary by tweeting the full speech in real-time, albeit 50 years later. 

Play the speech below at 3pm ET, the time King delivered his passionate address, and join us at @mlk_ihaveadream on Twitter. Tell us what King’s speech means to you using the #ihaveadreamlive hashtag, and we’ll share some of your stories.

 

 

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2013, 2:40 pm CDT