In this study guide we will help you analyze Martin Luther King's famous speech "I Have a Dream". You can also find a summary of the speech, as well as inspiration for discussing it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “I Have a Dream”
Speaker: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (or MLK for short)
Where: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
When: August 28, 1963
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was an African-American Baptist priest and one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was an activist for equal rights in American society and advocated for promoting them through non-violent means, civil disobedience, and Christian beliefs. He received the Noble Peace Prize in 1964 for fighting racial inequality through non-violent means. King was killed in 1968 by a supporter of racial segregation.
You can read an excerpt from our study guide to the speech below: