Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man of Peace

I Have a Dream Speech ~ August 28, 1963

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech in our nation's capital.
  • People of all races attended this march and supported Dr. King's important message that all people are equal.
  • He gave this important speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. This was symbolic. Dr. King was continuing President Lincoln's work.

Excerpt from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech"

"I have a dream that my four 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."

This means that Dr. King thought that people should be judged on how they treat one another, and not judged in any other way.


Martin Luther King, Jr. won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his work.
He donated the money he won to the Civil Rights Movement.
He was the first African American featured on the cover of Time magazine. He was The Man of the Year in 1964.