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DC elementary school children reenact Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech

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School children from the Watkins Elementary School recite the 1963 Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech from the exact spot it was delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington January 13, 2012. Dr. King's 83rd birthday will be celebrated as a national holiday on January 16.

This seems like a pretty cool way to learn American history. The original speech was delivered on August 28, 1963.

 

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School children from Watkins Elementary School gather at the base of the Lincoln Memorial after reciting the 1963 Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech from the exact spot it was delivered in Washington, January 13, 2012. King's 83rd birthday will be celebrated as a national holiday on January 16.

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US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington (Washington Monument in background) during the "March on Washington".

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One of the most famous photos of the speech was taken by Washington Post photographer James Atherton, who died in November.