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Martin Luther King waves to the crowd during his speech. The reverend had spoken about his dreams since 1960 and he first used the refrain 'I have a dream' in a speech in Detroit several months before the march in Washington. (PA)

'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.