Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)


The year was 1963 and the United States was embroiled in an enormous civil rights struggle. Often referred to as the defining moment in the American Civil Rights movement, activist and leader Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – calling for an end to racism. “With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who’ve shaped modern America” (Meacham).