Martin Luther King Jr. statue SC

A lot has transpired in the 50 years since civil rights activists marched peacefully on Washington DC. to hear Dr. Martin Luther King give his profound and now famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

At the time, it was estimated 250,000 people packed the Washington mall to express their support for equal rights for black Americans.

Dr. King’ s message was one of healing, unity and equality for all Americans. His dream for the country was for a citizen to be judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin.

Dr. Kings insisted that his equal rights movement be a peaceful one, even in the face of violence and insults.

But Dr. Kings life was cut short by a snipers bullet 5 years later and he wasn’t able to help steer the civil rights movement in the direction he was hoping.

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