i have a dream

August 28, 2008

this date in 1963, history was made.




  1. Gemilla on September 1, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Oh Martin … What a great man, is the best in history I remember … Hopefully people like him still had to climb to power …

  2. LaKennyLP on September 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

    hey there mike. πŸ™‚ yes, that was a great day for all that hoped have equal rights. i remember that one day, in my literature’s class, i had to read the text that this man said the 28th of august. i also remember that those words that were leaving my mouth in that moment were going inside of me. i’m from spain and i’m totally against the racist people. i hate say that i hate somebody, but in this case, i hate racist people. i don’t care about politics, but i really hope Obama wins the general elections in the USA, just for make feel the racists sunk and doing all the races equal, because all of us are equal and we have the same rights! peace and respect guys! πŸ™‚ cya mikey!!!!!!! -mary

  3. jaybee on September 1, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Another great man in history who was fighting for equal rights that was killed by some lunatic. How would the world be now if great people like Martin Luther King and John Lennon even The assassinated president Kennedy had not been killed. I like to dream of that world……Why is it that people that do good in the world and help the little people in need die? God I’m deep today sorry lmao

  4. maria on September 1, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Hi Mike) Well, the headline that you’ve posted “I Have a Dream” sounds interesting) as if you wished the world to be changed or as if you yourself (with LINKIN PARK) wanted to change it and replace something that seems notorious by something that can be called a new phylosophy) I’m kidding of course, so don’t think that this irony or sarcasm)) nothing of that sort) it’s just a joke) And now the video itself). So the people that were standing on the square really believed each that Mr King said)))) That’s great then 1 person and his partners decide to make history) And another great thing is that those guys lived in that decive historical moment)

  5. sakai94nagisa on August 31, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    u know Common and Will.i.am made a really sick song for freedom writers[if u havnt watch it you shod]
    it has parts of his spesach in the song…

    hers the link if u wanna watch it
    Common – I Have A Dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_2cwhJndKY

  6. nillp on August 30, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    This is one of the most impressive speeches all time. But unfortunately it is still a dream… (2)

  7. antje on August 30, 2008 at 11:30 am

    This is one of the most impressive speeches all time. But unfortunately it is still a dream…

  8. komi on August 30, 2008 at 5:43 am

    omh awesome speech of great man. great ideals and aims but still not real…this is shame. if i looking around me there are still many people who are slanted in some way and they dont understand that we are all the part of one society, world and one nation. nation of people with same rights and duties…

  9. Doomguy13 on August 29, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah, whenever I hear that speech, I get chills. He was just a great man, but I guess he was ahead of his time.

  10. asianotter on August 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    i get the chills just listening to him! great, great man.

  11. lucky_cat on August 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    this song also is dedicated to M.L.King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k04KzgYRKrE
    I think you know …

  12. ShadowerLiltani on August 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I think it’s very sad that there is still prejudice today, after a beautiful speech like that. Even in my workplace, one of my students got in a fight with a kid over a doll. We have multicultural plastic people, and this girl shouted at one point, “I don’t want the black girl, she’s ugly, I want that white girl, she’s pretty”. I told her that even though the people were toys, their skin is beautiful and what makes them great people is who they are on the inside. She started to cry and I held her in my lap for a while. I decided that the legacy stops here, and when I did my t-shirt project for the kids, I wrote on her’s “I’m Beautiful”.

  13. OneOfAKind on August 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    and 45 years later, this man still gives me goose bumps. now that’s what I call revolution.
    thanks for sharing Mike! I never saw the speech before and this really is a speech everyone should see.

  14. ShadowerLiltani on August 29, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I can tell this speech is important to you. I had only heard little bits and pieces of it until now, cause ya know, they don’t teach real history like this in school. They’d rather teach us about all the wars, death, and destruction, which is so much more friendly than the fall of segregation in seventeen minutes. I would have loved to have been there that day. Towards the end of the speech he looked like he was getting ready to cry.

  15. analoggirl on August 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    CUZ – thanks for mentioning Tasty Snax’s “Freedom.” I was unaware that the song featured a clip of Dr. King’s speech. Of course, I had heard “Dedicated.” πŸ™‚ Common’s “I Have A Dream” also has samples…

  16. analoggirl on August 29, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Mike, thanks for acknowledging this speech and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I commend you for bringing attention to social issues, whether it’s racial inequality or the environment. (The discussion on race following Kanye’s β€œGeorge Bush doesn’t care about black people,” on the FM message board was pretty interesting.) I’m glad to see Dr. King’s message be brought back to the forefront, thanks in part to the current presidential election. It was a brilliant move for Obama to accept his Democratic Party nomination on the 45th anniversary of the speech. Obama’s speech at the DNC was pretty inspiring, too. If only I could vote. πŸ˜‰

  17. Sammy on August 29, 2008 at 11:35 am

    king was a really great man i had a presentation about him and he was a really big man for many many peoples all over the world and it’s great that you remember him here on the blog πŸ™‚

  18. cuz on August 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

    there’s always someone’s story behind such happenings. getting our personal feelings for the “big history” makes it more real and interesting. you make people learn those things, which is important to remember.

    on other note, this reminds me also about two songs – ‘Dedicated’ (which is AMAZING, one of my favourite) and Phoenix’s Tasty Snax’s ‘Freedom’ because of using the very end of this speech in it.

    much love to you πŸ™‚

  19. cuz on August 29, 2008 at 11:23 am

    i love that your posts are not just music related, not just funny youtube videos related, but also important social or historical related. like this one and yokohama post for example. this is really important because learning at school about the same things can be boring for some people or make them feel it’s far away from everyday life. you have the power. the power because people love you (yes, they love you πŸ™‚ so it make us feel like it’s something real, authentic, not just statistics or a date we have to learn for exam

  20. Melk on August 29, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Hey Mike !
    I wonder: ” Have you been inspired by this speech to write the lyrics of the song Dedicated of 1999? ” because in this song, the first sentence is “I have a dream”…
    it’s maybe a ridiculous question but i assume it…
    Thanks for all ❀

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  22. rockermeg on August 29, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Good man

    We did this in English…I can’t remember why. Something to do with persuasion

    Very touching, nice one Mike


  23. Shinizzle3 on August 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

    we’ve learned this in history a few years ago..Martin Luther king.. =]

  24. murry on August 29, 2008 at 9:04 am

    On that date in 2008, history was made. Did you watch Obama’s acceptance speech? Stirring stuff.

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  26. msgirl on August 29, 2008 at 8:33 am

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  27. msgirl on August 29, 2008 at 8:26 am


  28. axrinekey on August 29, 2008 at 8:19 am

    I dunno much about America’s history..
    but I suppose this is a very important day… πŸ™‚

    Freedom… Racist….

  29. bluesonicspeed on August 29, 2008 at 6:44 am

    I had forgotten that the March on Washington was on August 28th. That was a big day in history. I just celebrated my birthday yesterday too, since now today is the 29th. πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting this!

  30. Aqua101 on August 29, 2008 at 6:25 am

    β‰ˆβ™₯β‰ˆ Wow! The most powerful speech I ever knew…Abraham Lincoln (the father of America) & Martin L.King are two of my most idol american leaders. They r irreplacable. “True leaders”…I admire both of them so very…very…much. “To know freedom is the most scariest thing for someone who never has it”. Let’s hope one day racial segregation/discriminatin will become unexist. One day…..I believe thats everybody’s dream. PEACE πŸ™‚

  31. PankakeMunky on August 29, 2008 at 6:14 am

    it’s interesting how everyone knows about the speech but i honestly never knew the date of when the “i have a dream…” speech was made. it’s crazy to think that back in the 60’s, people were still racist towards colored people and when you walk the streets today, nobody really cares about whether or not you’re caucasian or colored.

  32. msgirl on August 29, 2008 at 5:47 am

    actually i always tell my lpn,hi5,youtube friends to vote for u…:) u must hire me as ur voter kiki…..:) so i am so busy doing my job now…my job is lp voter……hehe……..bye have a nice day..:)kiss

  33. msgirl on August 29, 2008 at 5:44 am

    mm,it’s one of the most memorable speech in american history yeah? yeesss,there mustn’t be any racial segregation in america…..it’s not fair…mmiikee….i am goin to another city for a school in sunday.. 😦 i mustn’t use internet a lot there….ohh i can’t believ that i won’t be able to vote for u at EMA…..:'( i voted at MTV ASIA,and mtv video awards…and u deserved…kiki..but at EMA…:'( also i won’t be able to write comments on all ur blogs….it’s like a nightmare.:( but anyway,i will do my best in 2 days..i’m telling others to vote for u now……:)

  34. disconnectedfromreality on August 29, 2008 at 5:03 am

    I was lucky enough to be born on that said day…..:0)

  35. skindesbous on August 29, 2008 at 4:50 am

    One day…

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  40. soyuneik on August 29, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Truly historic. He was a brilliant man. I’m pretty sure its time for yet another change in history.

  41. KATHYxx on August 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

    Awesome dude.

    I kinda feel bad that his ideas are taken out and used by other groups for their own benefit..

    Also, the rape of the English Language below has made my head explode.

  42. I_B_Long on August 29, 2008 at 2:43 am

    great day in american history. also, coincidentally, my wedding anniversary. the 3rd one out of 5 my husband has spent in iraq, but its all good cuz he’s coming home in two weeks. not that anyone cares, but im happy so i keep telling people πŸ˜€
    anyway, cool post, its important t remember how hard some people have to fight for the things others take for granted. if that makes any sense.

  43. sasummsumm on August 29, 2008 at 2:22 am

    awesome guy

  44. ZU13KA on August 29, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Okay so nw dat ive had a chance 2 recover frm d sugar hi dat i woz in wen i did d lst 2 coments i hv 2 agree dat it is an awsome speech. No doubt dr king has d sme effect on americans n d wrld in general as tata madiba (nelson mandela) has on ppl πŸ™‚ wonderful

  45. I_died on August 29, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Thank you for sharing, this is the awesomst and importantst speach ever!!!

  46. miKer0cks on August 28, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    wow!!! awesome speech!!!!….thx fro sharing mike!!! ❀ take care!!!

  47. LinkinSami on August 28, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Ah yes, one of the most powerful speeches in history.

  48. Anstice on August 28, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Err…I think SOMEONE’S a little drunk.

  49. ZU13KA on August 28, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    lmao…so sory i didnt realise d post woz datd yday coz ryt nw its 8 in d mornin on d 29 n its a fri in sa :D…gues dat mkes me d gal 4rm d future πŸ˜‰

  50. ZU13KA on August 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    ITS D WEEKEND BABY!!!:) jus hd 2 gt dat outa my system, abt d vid cnt c a dam thng bt hey its al gd coz its a bryt sunny mornin in sa n im luvin it…hehe o btw mike a friend of my is also a huge fan of lp n she wants 2 knw y u ditchd d red hair ?;) neway hv a great wkend n 2 1 n al hv a gd 1

  51. Anstice on August 28, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Word. That has got to be one of the most awesome videos ever. You should also check this one out -/-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjTd5qfTtk πŸ™‚ By the way, I’m going to be a jerk and ask about it here. Do you still have/Did you ever read that little blue notebook you got at the MnG in Noblesville, Indiana? πŸ™‚

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