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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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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of...


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...Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of BROTHERHOOD.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice...


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...sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of FREEDOM and JUSTICE.


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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…
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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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@KeishaBlain @politico Shocking that @politico would only include white historians because wow look at their leadership team — 20 members but only 18 are white! #progress #ihaveadream
@KeishaBlain @politico Though the folks at @BuzzFeed are also doing a great job on diversity. Here is their leadership team.
@KeishaBlain @politico @BuzzFeed And here is the @buzzfeed board of directors. These guys really get it! Great job, new media companies.
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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

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.
In 2016, the woman who accused Emmett Till said she had lied in her statements, in court, under oath.

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.

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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. (Photo: AP)
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