Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (192968)
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. 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. I have a dream today.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., I Have a Dream, speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.Congressional Record, April 18, 1968, vol. 114, p. 9165.
This speech culminated a march on Washington for jobs and freedom.