Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American minister and leader in the civil rights movement taking place most publicly in the 1960’s. Mr. King was a great leader of people and became known as one of the greatest speakers in all of American history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous speech took place on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Over 200,000 citizens gathered that day to hear many speakers. Dr. King’s speech was considered the highlight of the event and was later called the “top American public address in the 20th century” by a group of respected scholars.