On this day 51 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now-iconic “I Have A Dream” speech during the “March on Washington.”
Over a half century later, it seems that Dr. King’s “dream” — one of justice, equality, and peace for all, regardless of background — is as relevant as ever.
In the speech, the civil rights leader championed a day when all people could join together as one to exclaim, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Yet, as recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown have brought to the national discourse, despite the freedoms allotted to all citizens of the country, not everyone feels they’re given an equal right to them.
“All we wanna do is be free,” Cole laments on the track.
Be sure to take some time out of your day to watch the full speech below, and then visit MTV’s Look Different to see how you can work to eliminate bias from your life.