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Martin Luther King’s speech

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Did you know that the most famous part of King’s speech, ‘I have a dream…’ was not in the originally planned speech for that day? He had used the phrase on a number of other occasions but it was not part of the plan for that day. It was not until a friend of King’s shouted, ‘Tell them about your dream,’ that he put down his script and began to speak from the heart about the dream he had. Ironically this is still considered to be one of the most significant speeches ever made.

 

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