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Today is the 58th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

His call for freedom still rings out “from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city.”

Let’s revisit some of his words from that day.
“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation…But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.” #IHaveADream
“One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.

One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.” #IHaveADream Two protest photos laying in grass. One is an ombré green a
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Today is the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic I Have A Dream speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

Half a century later, against the backdrop of nationwide uprisings demanding racial justice, much of his words still ring true.

Let's revisit them.
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” #IHaveADream
“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” #IHaveADream
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#28AGOSTO 1963 🇺🇸

Durante una manifestazione per i diritti civili, #MartinLutherKing tiene il discorso del «I have a Dream» davanti al Lincoln Memorial di Washington, esprimendo la speranza che un giorno le persone di colore avrebbero goduto degli stessi diritti dei "bianchi". Image
«E quando lasceremo riecheggiare la libertà... accelereremo l'arrivo di quel giorno in cui tutti i figli di Dio... si prenderanno per mano e canteranno... finalmente liberi, finalmente liberi... finalmente siamo liberi!» ✊🏻🤝🇺🇸
«King voleva che i suoi figli fossero giudicati per la qualità del loro carattere e non per il colore della pelle. E invece tutto quello che facciamo oggi in America è parlare di colore. Ogni questione è ridotta alla razza e al colore»

John Deberry

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1/In sanctuary for #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral due to start in about an hour. Family and friends are wearing black and white, filing past the open, gold-plated casket. Everyone wearing masks. @AP and @HoustonChron posting photo.
2/Family and guests taking seats #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral. @JJWatt and @channingtatum spotted. @tylerperry Jamie Fox and @FloydMayweather expected.
3/ The latest from #GeorgeFloyd family and funeral in #Houston latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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.@GovHolcomb about to begin his #coronavirus briefing. It's the first such briefing in five days, though he held a news conference Monday to address the weekend #rioting.
Holcomb: what MLK said in #IHaveADream speech 57 years ago is just as relevant today; the guarantee of equality remains an unpaid promissory note. He urges Hoosiers to go back and read the whole thing.
Box: 42K Hoosiers tested for #coronavirus in the last week. But we need more. The state now has 208 testing sites, in more than 70 counties.
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On this #MLKDay, don't just tweet famous quotes & then go on about your day. I ask that you live in #MLK's spirit and live out his words. Work to help those that are oppressed, to help those in need. Work to eliminate racism in all its forms. Be kind. Be just. #IHaveADream
#MLK's #IHaveADream speech:
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. #MLK
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#IHaveADream

55 years ago today, August 28, 1963 in WA DC:

“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 skin but by the content of their character.”—Martin Luther King jr

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63 years ago today on August 28, 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was kidnapped in the middle of night in Mississippi, brutally beaten, murdered & thrown in a river for cat-calling a white woman at a corner store. His killers were acquitted in less than 1 hour.
#BlackLivesMatter
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In 2016, the woman who accused Emmett Till said she had lied in her statements, in court, under oath.
👉vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/h…

52 years later a sign was placed on the spot where Emmett Till’s body was found. It’s been replaced 3 times since for vandalism.

#BlackLivesMatter
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There are many famous lines from Dr. King's #IHaveADream speech, but let’s focus on something less talked about: the urgency of his message, and how we can apply it.
Dr. King spoke of the "fierce urgency of now" and the power of love.

55 years ago today, he said, "Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."
By rejecting "the tranquilizing drug of gradualism," Dr. King helped a nation imagine a more just future. He inspired me to try every day to be a warrior for peace. How has Dr. King inspired you?
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August 28 marks a significant day in black history. So much so that director Ava DuVernay made it the focus of an orientation film for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here are a few key events. (Photo: AP)
August 28, 1833: Slavery was abolished in the U.K. and throughout the British empire. (Photo: Getty)
August 28, 1955: Emmett Till, 14, was brutally beaten and shot to death by white men in Mississippi. The trial around his death galvanized the civil rights movement. emmetttill.usatoday.com (Photo: AP)
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