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.
That’s my favorite quotation from one of the most famous speeches of all time: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream“. I love not only the line’s message, but also the alliteration of the “k” sound: color, skin, content, character.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
See our previously published speech analysis where you can watch the video, study the speech transcript, and learn five lessons in speechwriting.