A phrase from the most celebrated speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered at a large rally in Washington, D.C., in 1963 to supporters of the civil rights movement. King stressed the importance of nonviolent resistance and vividly painted his vision of a better future for people of all colors in the United States.
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