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King's Dream Speech commemorated

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Fifty years ago in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. steered a racially segregated United States onto a different course, with his compelling ‘I have a dream’ address, France 2 reported.

Events organised to mark King’s speech offer an opportunity to revisit countless personal experiences of past struggles to improve human rights in America, Italy’s RAI television reported.

What has changed? Yes, equality has made it into the law books. But in practice, the racial divide continues, Swiss TSR television reported from the US capital.

When King evoked a dream in the collective drive for social justice, his oratory was guaranteed its place in history. Others, too, have stirred hearts and quickened the righteous pulse of humanity, Spanish TVE television commented.