Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream, 1963

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, King outlined his vision of American racial harmony in a historic piece of oratory. The following year, at the age of 35, he became the youngest man to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Best Line: "We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy."