The dream – 50 years later

Excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, echoed outside of Notre Dame Seminary Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of the speech. 

Catholic school students joined Archbishop Gregory Aymond and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the remembrance. Dr. King famously roused the 300,000 in attendance by proclaiming: “I have a dream that my four little 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. I have a dream today … that one day, right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to hold hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers…”

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