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Martin Luther King, center front, marches for civil rights, arms linked in a line of men, in the March on Washington. The march and King's speech in particular, pressured Congress to pass through civil rights legislation. (AP Photo, File)

'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.