Today marks 52 years since MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech


CNN — Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The civil rights icon delivered the famous address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

More than a quarter-million people attended the demonstration. According to the King Center, the speech is 17 minutes long.

Nearly five years after the historic speech, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

Twenty-nine people will become citizens during a ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington today.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the National Park Service will host the ceremony at 10 a.m.

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