Sixty years after the march, Dr. King’s dream is still alive

August 28, 2023 | Catholic Standard


60 years is a very long time – a lifetime for many people. Yet the event that occurred 60 years ago and that we commemorate this week, the March on Washington, has to embrace years of struggles, accomplishments and exasperation. The quarter of a million people who gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial to listen to and to be inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were not disappointed with the loftiness of his rhetoric.  Portions from that celebrated speech have been quoted numerous times during these past six decades.  Many people consider the speech itself to be among the most historic and eloquent statements ever made by any prominent American social leader.

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