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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., as National Park Service ranger Gordon "Gunny" Gundrum, left, stands beside King. Gundrum says his assignment to guard dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial gave him a front-row view of the historic event and was a life-changing moment, helping him realize "everyone has unalienable rights." (AP Photo/File)
Gallery: Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech
First Published Aug 28 2014 10:33 am • Last Updated Aug 28 2014 03:54 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most memorable speech 51 years ago.

With the Lincoln Monument as a backdrop and a packed National Mall in front of him, King delivered his I Have A Dream speech in 1963.

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He said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their but by the content of their character."

Here’s a full transcript of the speech or you can listen to it below.




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