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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–68)
QUOTATION: I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
ATTRIBUTION: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., “I Have a Dream,” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.—Congressional Record, April 18, 1968, vol. 114, p. 9165.

This speech culminated a march on Washington for jobs and freedom.