Where did Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous “I have a dream” speech?
-The White House Lawn
Answer: The “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, remains one of the most famous speeches in history. Weaving in references to the country’s Founding Fathers and the Bible, King used universal themes to depict the struggles of African Americans, before closing with an improvised riff on his dreams of equality. The seventeen minute speech was immediately recognized as a highlight of the successful protest, and has endured as one of the signature moments of the civil rights movement.
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.