A visual representation of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is provided in images shown in part 2.

The now-famous "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. for the very first time on that day for the very first time.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and carry out the true meaning of its ideology to the fullest extent: "I have a dream that this nation will."

As stated by King, the concept that all individuals are created equal is something that we regard to be something that requires no more explanation.

In an effort to break down barriers of segregation that existed between white Americans and people of color in the United States, the speech was essential in the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

Immediately following the delivery of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, the activist rose to prominence within the civil rights movement and received national attention.  

King was killed on April 4, 1968, as he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The hotel was located in the state of Tennessee.

MLK Day is a proposal that was made by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) four days after the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr., which would make King's birthday a federal holiday.

President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill on November 2, 1983, making MLK Day a federal holiday.  MLK Day, one of the federal holidays dedicated to National Day of Service, encourages individuals to volunteer, teach others about their civil rights, and discuss their future goals.

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