Dr. Martin Luther King’s Speech

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. improvised the most iconic part of his “I have a Dream Speech”? For his final speech of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King stood at the podium, pushing his notes aside. Singer Mahalia Jackson reportedly kept saying, “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin”. Dr. King continued, “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream…” His I have a dream speech on august 28th 1963, is recognized as one of the greatest speeches in American History.