"I Have a Dream"

Hear Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963 at the March on Washington.

Published January 12, 2001 9:00AM (EST)

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Salon Audio presents an excerpt from the late civil rights leader's "I Have a Dream" speech, perhaps his best-known oration.

This excerpt from the Aug. 28, 1963, speech, given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the historic March on Washington, is taken from Time Warner's audio compilation of his speeches, "A Call to Conscience."

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, and in 1964 received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

By Salon Staff

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