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US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on 28 August, 1963

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on 28 August, 1963 during the "March on Washington" where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It's the most memorable line from one of history's greatest speeches, yet civil rights leader Martin Luther King never planned to say "I have a dream".

'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.