Aujourd’hui plus que jamais ce discours est important! Martin Luther King le 28 aout 1963 à Washington, devant 250,000 personnes livre le plus important discours de sa vie. Il a été assassiné le 4 avril 1968.
« Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had originally prepared a short and somewhat formal recitation of the sufferings of African Americans attempting to realize their freedom in a society chained by discrimination, » the site continues. « He was about to sit down when gospel singer Mahalia Jackson called out, ‘Tell them about your dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream!’ Encouraged by shouts from the audience, King drew upon some of his past talks, and the result became the landmark statement of civil rights in America — a dream of all people, of all races and colors and backgrounds, sharing in an America marked by freedom and democracy. »