On August 28, 1963, President Kennedy met with organizers of the March on Washington in the Oval Office. To his right is civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph. Martin Luther King, Jr. was present at the meeting as well.
In October 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights Movement against racism to black people.
King delivered the famous speech "I have a dream" before a crowd of some 250,000 at the 1963 March on Washington.
I have a dream
He used universal themes to depict the struggles of African Americans, before concluding with an improvised riff on his dreams of equality.