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Equality for All: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream”

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 18 | 7:00–8:15 PM EDT

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Now widely considered a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement, King illustrated a vision of America as a “palace of justice,” a land where “black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics can join hands and sing.” In this session, we will explore King’s famous speech, asking what it means for King’s dream to be “rooted” in the American dream. How have those dreams changed and how much have they stayed the same? How important is religion to building those dreams and forging an idea of justice? And to what extent are any of those dreams realized today?

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