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Community Reading of “I Have a Dream” Speech

January 15 @ 5:30 PM CST

Free
Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us in the Library Rotunda for a community reading of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  Free refreshments will be available.

[The] “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. A call for equality and freedom, it became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

Some 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington. The one-day event both protested racial discrimination and encouraged the passage of civil rights legislation; at the time, the Civil Rights Act was being discussed in Congress. The march featured various speeches as well as musical performances before King, a celebrated orator, appeared as the final official speaker.

Britannica article: “I Have a Dream” speech by King [1963]

Find a list of Coralville events taking place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Coralville’s website, www.coralville.org/MLKday, including afternoon events at the Coralville Recreation center.

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Date:
January 15
Time:
5:30 PM CST
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Coralville Public Library
Phone
319-248-1850
Email
reference@coralville.org
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Venue

Coralville Public Library
1401 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Phone
319-248-1850
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