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Martin Luther King’s Google Doodle

Posted 8/28/2013 8:45 am by
Google's Dr. King "Dream" Doodle.

Google’s Dr. King “Dream” Doodle.

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made one of the most memorable speeches in the course of human events.  As the capstone of the March on Washington for civil rights, Dr, King took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered the famous “I Have A Dream” speech.  Dr. King has his own day, but this is the really memorable event.  As such, Google is honoring Dr. King with an awesome Google Doodle and there’s a celebration of the civil rights movement scheduled for today.

Of course, just because this is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous speech, that doesn’t mean we will actually see it on television.  Indeed, you probably won’t.  The 50th Anniversary speeches will be that from King’s family, other civil rights leaders, President Obama, and others, but not the actual speech itself.  As it turns out, Dr. King’s estate has a copyright on the speech and they have sued multiple parties for rebroadcasting the speech.  However, it will still take place at the National Mall, hopefully near where Dr. King’s memorial is located.

As for hearing the speech, you can see it in its entirety on YouTube or just watch it below.

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