‘I Have A Dream’ at 50: Discussing the legacy of MLK’s speech at a Germantown black-poetry festival

 In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his

In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo, file)

Fifty years ago today, civil-rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. took to the steps before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.

Last weekend, NewsWorks asked attendees and performers at the People’s Poetry Festival — an event hosted by the Black Writers Museum in Germantown — to discuss the legacy and importance of a speech that some deemed among history’s most notable orations.

They also discussed work yet to be done from a civil-rights perspective and what King’s words mean to their day-to-day lives.

See what they had to see in the video below.

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