TIL King had used the phrase “I have a dream” in his speeches a year before the March on Washington, but his advisers disagreed with him using the same theme again. As he spoke that day, Mahalia Jackson prompted him to “tell them about the dream,” and he improvised the rest of the speech.

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  1. Today you also learned he was an ardent socialist and strongly renounced the Vietnam War. When he started demanding economic justice in addition to civil justice… Well, what happened next is history

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