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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. The speech galvanized the nation's civil rights movements and led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. cc/sp/files UPI
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. The speech galvanized the nation's civil rights movements and led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. cc/sp/files UPI
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2011. This is the second day the Memorial is open to the public; it will be dedicated on August 28, the same day Dr. King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 48 years ago. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Qwanzza Nivens becomes emotional as she looks at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial for the first time on opening day on August 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. The memorial features a 30-foot-tall statue of civil rights leader and is located near the Tidal Basin on the Washington Mall. The official opening dedication will be on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2011. This is the second day the Memorial is open to the public; it will be dedicated on August 28, the same day Dr. King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 48 years ago. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (C) and other Washington leaders stand at the base of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2011. This is the second day the Memorial is open to the public; it will be dedicated on August 28, the same day Dr. King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 48 years ago. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King is held up in the crowd during a dedication ceremony being held on the Mall in Washington, D.C., October 16, 2011. UPI/Mannie Garcia
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