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The "I have a dream" speech took place as part of the "March for jobs and freedom," and fell around 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation that promised freedom to slaves. The speech was issued as part of a calm c... More »

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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech took place on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The large crowd of civil rights marchers in attendance were in the nation's capital for the March on W... More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" is about how racial equality is essential for people to peacefully coexist, and racism negatively affects the lives of African-Americans. In the speech, Dr. Ki... More »

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Many people assume that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, but the last slaves in the United States weren't freed until nearly three years later, on June 19, 1865, otherwise known as "Juneteenth." It is al... More »

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Some of the effects of the Underground Railroad included slaves making it to freedom, the strengthening of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Law and leaders in the north gaining a better understanding of slave conditions. While ar... More »

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The "Willie Lynch papers" refer to a speech on controlling slaves, purportedly given by Willie Lynch on the banks of Virginia's James River in 1712. While the text has been cited by black activists, it is almost certainl... More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what is commonly known as the "I have a dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The speech, which was partly improvised by King on the spot, starte... More »

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