"...Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream... ...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. ... With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children... will be able to join hands and sing... Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

(from I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.)

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