One of, if not the most important American speech of the 20th century is Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Many people can recite the most famous refrain from memory.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
While most people know this part of the speech, many may not be familiar with the rest of the 17-minute speech. It’s actually pretty difficult to track down a copy of the entire speech due to copyright law. The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. holds the copyright for the speech, mkaing reproduction of the speech unlawful without permission or licensing.
Listen to a story about the copyright that aired on NPR this week:
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