Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1929 – d. 1968)
From: “I Have a Dream.” Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., 28 August 1963
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, 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 last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
I hope that you’ll consider spending some time today reading King’s great speech. To aid that effort, I offer it to you in a .pdf file.