Watch the video: “I have a dream”: 60 years ago, Martin Luther King gave his legendary speech
August 28, 1963: The civil rights activist Martin Luther King gave his historic speech “I have a dream” – 250,000 people in Washington DC listened to his vision of equal rights and equality in the United States of America. In numerous metaphors, he presented the demands of the civil rights movement, which was primarily directed against the discrimination against Afro-Americans, which was still legally anchored at the time. And in 2023, 60 years later, thousands of people gathered again in the capital on Saturday to commemorate the historic moment. And above all, because in many areas of American society, the dream of Martin Luther King at the time has not yet been achieved. On Monday, the actual anniversary of the March on Washington, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will also commemorate King’s speech.
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