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Civil rights demonstrators gather at the Washington Monument grounds before noon. The marchers paraded to the Lincoln Memorial, seen in the far background at right, where the Martin Luther King delivered his speech. (AP Photo)

'I Have A Dream': 50 years since Martin Luther King's iconic speech changed history

It is 50 years since Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have A Dream'

speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The iconic

oration was one of the defining moments of the 20th century and a

turning point in the civil rights movement in America. At least 250,000

activists marched to the Lincoln Memorial and heard King's speech where

he famously repeated the phrase 'I have a dream' eight times, spelling

out his idea for his country where black and white Americans could live

together freely and equally.