This speech discusses the gap between the American dream and reality, saying that overt white supremacists have violated the dream, and that "our federal government has also scarred the dream through its apathy and hypocrisy, its betrayal of the cause of justice".
His involvement in the movement began during the bus boycotts of and was ended by an assassin's bullet in Hate is too great a burden to bear.
King's influence may have waned in the last two years of his life, but 20 years after his death, his legacy was deemed so crucial to the nation's history that a national holiday was named after him. Malcolm X later wrote in his autobiography : "Who ever heard of angry revolutionaries swinging their bare feet together with their oppressor in lily pad pools, with gospels and guitars and 'I have a dream' speeches?
Events depicted include among others the speech. InRaveling, then 26, was standing near the podium, and immediately after the oration, impulsively asked King if he could have his copy of the speech.
And I got to the point that I couldn't take it any longer.