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18 Incredible 'I Have A Dream' Speech Quotes From Dr. Martin Luther King

MLK's 'I Have A Dream' is a revolutionary talk.

'I Have A Dream' was a speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. on 28 August 1963.

The quote 'I have a dream' means talking about all the things that you wish to see in the future. This phrase gained importance in history after Martin Luther King Jr. made it impactful by connecting it to the importance of equality in those times.

'I Have A Dream' by Martin Luther King is famous because it focused on the message that all people are created equal and, though it was not the case in America at that time, Martin Luther King Jr. felt it should be the case for the future generations to come. "And when we allow freedom to ring... when we let it ring..." was one of the famous 'I Have A Dream' speech quotes about where Martin Luther King Jr. used the song lyrics by Gaither Vocal Band named 'Let Freedom Ring' to put his message across. "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" is one of the 'I Have A Dream' speech quotes about civil rights. If you're looking for quotes from MLK Jr's speech, you'll find them right here.

For more such true 'I Have A Dream' speech quotes from the Bible or 'I Have A Dream' speech quotes about standing together by Martin Luther King Jr. check the list below.

You can also check our [Civil Rights Quotes] and [Stokely Carmichael Quotes].

'I Have A Dream' Speech Quotes About Unity and Justice

MLK had a dream that one-day black people will be treated equally.

'I Have A Dream' speech quotes about brotherhood and standing together are the highlight of the event at Lincoln Memorial by MLK.

1. "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free... And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition."

- Martin Luther King.

2. "...Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers... have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone."

- Martin Luther King.

3. "We are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."

- Martin Luther King.

4. "Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."

- Martin Luther King.

5. "...in the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred."

- Martin Luther King.

6. "...We will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men, and white men, Jews, and Gentiles, Protestants, and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at ..."

- Martin Luther King.

Most Famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Quotes From 'I Have A Dream' Speech

MLK is of great importance in Civil Rights for black people.

Martin Luther King quotes like, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere", inspired the Black American population to see the ray of light and be self-evident. Read these popular Martin Luther King quotes if you want to feel inspired yourself.

7. "Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds."

- Martin Luther King.

8. "You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith; that unearned suffering is redemptive."

- Martin Luther King.

9. "We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one."

- Martin Luther King.

10. "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence."

- Martin Luther King.

11. "There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights."

- Martin Luther King.

12. "It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment."

- Martin Luther King.

'I Have A Dream' Speech Quotes About Dreams

The American dream of a free America for everyone is still as evident today as it was at the Lincoln Memorial's steps on the day of MLK's speech. These 'I Have A Dream' speech quotes and meanings are what will motivate you to dream too.

13. "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."

- Martin Luther King.

14. "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."

- Martin Luther King.

15. "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."

- Martin Luther King.

16. "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted 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."

- Martin Luther King.

17. "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 a table of brotherhood."

- Martin Luther King.

18. "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."

- Martin Luther King.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'I Have A Dream' Quotes then why not take a look at Justice Quotes, or [Activist Quotes].

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