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Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Revisited

Yesterday, while Americans utilized the holiday for everything from catching up on sleep to joining commemorative parades and cultural performances, some bloggers celebrated what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 78th birthday by meditating on his most famous words. The renowned statements from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963, advocated the peaceful co-habitation of races in a racially-divided America. Although immortalized for his imperative work with the American Civil Rights Movement, King was unable to fully witness the affects of his speech due to his assassination in 1968. And now, nearly 44 years later, bloggers reflect on King’s discourse.

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Here’s what the blogosphere is saying about the activist after watching the “I Have a Dream” speech video on

“MLK was one of the greatest orators ever. Amazing how the current president can barely string two sentences together and when he does it’s the same old tiring rhetoric. ‘War on terror,’ ‘War against insurgency,’ bla bla bla. Bush could be called a modern day Hitler. MLK spoke eloquently and of a beautiful dream.” Philster61

“The dream still isn’t won yet.” Makkimakko

“This speech is overrated, and not nearly as influential as it’s made out to be.” slongers

“Why can’t we all just get along?? I know that sounds really dorky and cliched, but I can’t think of any other way to phrase it.” Devine1989

“He would be disappointed to come back and find that his amazing speech had close to no effect.” Chnddf14

“I get goose bumps every time I hear this sermon. 44 years later, I still hope to see Dr. Kings dream come true one day.” Scoonman

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