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Understanding America: I Have a Dream

  • Jessica Stahl

The phrase "I have a dream" is enshrined in American culture and identity, and the man who spoke those words, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is commemorated today with a national holiday. To understand a bit about America's struggle with race relations and why Martin Luther King is honored as a pioneer, take a look at the most famous section of his most famous speech, I Have a Dream: