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  • It's in bedded in my brain.
  • Yes, I remember it each time I see an African-American, especially now that Barack Obama is very visible in the media. Actually, his speech was not only about blacks or Americans. It was about all people in the world.
  • It is a part of me. I will never forget it.
  • Yes I remember it clearly, especially this: "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." Dr. King was a brilliant orator who delivered his message with the passion and fervor of justice. His words made an indelible mark on me, and on my generation of Americans.
  • I think he is one of the greatest Legacy's of America History!!!! He was a empathetic, intillegent, thought provoking Leader! I can read his quotes and speeches all day! And I am a white women:)I commend him for his drive for his people..when towards the end of his death..some Black Americans were against him and the white man. But he never stopped..tired or sick..he was always there. He hated to give speeches..He always asked his wife before he spoke, "What can I say"? and she told him to speak from his heart..That's Powerful:)
  • Yes I do. I had my speech students learn and recite a bit of it as part of their extemporaneous speech grade. It is beautiful and an essential piece of American history. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. 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 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, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."² This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
  • When I was teaching music at school, I used to play the speech to all my 5th graders, every year, as part of Black History Month along with its music. MLK's speech really affected the kids. I was amazed at how their young feelings were demonstrated. We even had a song with MLK's famous speech. I think his voice will always be heard through the ages.
  • I do, I wasn't alive when it was given, but I do remember listening to it for the first and getting that awesome chill down my spine. It's an amazing speech by one of the greatest orators of our time.
  • Yes I certainly do, it was a great speech which is his legacy for us to read, think and act upon today. This is my favorite part of the speech: "Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream".
  • Yes, I've heard it many times. An English group, The Strawbs, even wrote a song titled 'I Have Had a Dream' that I've listened to dozens of times.

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