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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. and the "I Have a Dream" Speech

shows an image from the deposition of Martin Luther King regarding copyright infringement. On August 28, 1963, King delivered a speech to civil rights marchers gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. A company recorded the speech and offered the recording for sale. King and his attorneys claimed that the speech was copyrighted and that the recording violated the copyright. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought together the nations most prominent civil rights leaders, along with tens of thousands of marchers, to press the United States government for equality.
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking.] on 08/28/1963

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking


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