Fifty years ago this week, hundreds of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, with annotations from John Avlon about the reverend’s allusions and the context of his words. Press play on the video below to begin.
Ever wondered where ‘Let freedom ring’ came from or whether there were any Lincoln allusions? Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, which turns 50 this week, with annotations by John Avlon.