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Things You Might Not Know About MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
Posted By Tamara Lytle On August 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In Bulletin Today | Comments Disabled
Aug. 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech . And, for many people, the day is intensely personal.
I recently talked with some of those who were there that steamy day a half-century ago. (Here’s the story  I wrote about them for the AARP Bulletin.) Among them: a woman who, as a young girl, was captured in a photograph that has become an icon of the march; the former U.S. Park Service ranger who stood next to King; a loyal aide to King who endured beatings during the civil rights era; and a woman who released herself that day from the bonds of racial hatred.
While King’s speech has become indelibly imprinted in America’s consciousness, here are a few things you might not know about it:
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 “I Have a Dream” speech: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-01-2013/martin-luther-kings-dream-continues.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 Historic images and audio from Martin Luther King Jr.’s electrifying address: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-01-2011/mlk_2011.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg
 Here’s the story: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-06-2013/civil-rights-march-on-washington.1.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 inspiration: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-08-2011/inspiration-of-martin-luther-king.html
 the top political speech: http://www.news.wisc.edu/releases/3504.html
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