Martin Luther King, Jr.: The March on Washington

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led over 250,000 people gathered in our nation’s capital on the March on Washington in support of civil rights. King often quoted the Bible in his speeches, and he did so in his famous, “I have a dream speech.” He quoted from Isaiah 40 verses 4 and 5: “I have a dream that one day every valley should be exalted . . ."

From his first sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia to his assassination at age thirty-nine in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr. stood for truth and justice and righteousness for all people! And in that same “I have a dream speech,” quoting from Amos 5:24: “We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream!”

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