What Are Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Effective Speeches?

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Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps most renowned for his powerful "I Have a Dream" speech delivered in 1963. Approximately a quarter of a million demonstrators listened to King's stirring words of his aspirations of a nation where racial discrimination does not exist.

During the mid-1950s and throughout the 1960s until his death in 1968, King was actively involved in the struggle against segregation in the United States. He organized non-violent marches, rallies and campaigns, where he delivered powerful speeches, lobbying and demanding equal rights for his fellow African-Americans. Some of his most noted speeches include "A Time to Break the Silence," "Mock Eulogy," "Our God is Marching On," "The American Dream" and King's acceptance speech when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, where he expressed his refusal of the thought that humanity cannot break from the bondage of racism and war.