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

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Civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, meet with the then US President John F. Kennedy at the White House after the march. Five years after this picture was taken both Martin Luther King and JFK had both been assassinated. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

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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.

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