Monthly Archives: August 2015

“I Have a Dream”

On 28 August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his magnificent “I have a dream speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Below is the full text of his speech. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of […]

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The Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key, 1814 On March 3, 1931, The Star Spangled Banner was made the United States National Anthem by a congressional resolution, 36 U.S.C. § 301. O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars […]

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Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa, Christmas Day 1896 Official March of the United States of America Let martial note in triumph float And liberty extend its mighty hand A flag appears ‘mid thunderous cheers, The banner of the Western land. The emblem of the brave and true Its folds protect no tyrant crew; The red and white […]

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