Photojournalist Jill Krementz Remembers Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

EPSON scanner imageThe above photograph was taken by Jill Krementz at The March on Washington on August 28, 1963—the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his now legendary “I Have A Dream Speech.” This is what she wrote on that sweltering summer day:

“I have a dream,” King cried. The crowd began cheering but King, never pausing, brought silence as he continued. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

”We have a dream,” he went on relentlessly shouting down the thunderous swell of applause,“That even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” Cheers, Cheers, Cheers.

“I have a dream,” King cried again, “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.”

Photojournalist Jill Krementz Remembers Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech