World celebrates 52nd anniversary of “I Have a Dream” speech

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The civil rights icon delivered the famous address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”. More than a quarter-million people attended the demonstration.

According to the King Center, the speech is 17 minutes long. Nearly five years after the historic speech, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

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