I Have a Dream

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister from Montgomery, Alabama, addressed a crowd of 250,000 people assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to protest the continued oppression of blacks. That day was for him the culmination of many years as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Council fighting for civil rights in the South. His aim was to tear down the barriers of segregation in the South and discrimination in the North and to finally gain equality for blacks in America. His speech has become one of the most famous in American history and remains an inspiration for those fighting injustice and prejudice.

Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 405-409. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia