In March 1963, before a crowd of 250,000 people, one of the most famous speeches in history was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. The “I Have a Dream” speech is recognized as a key moment in the civil rights movement. In this writing prompt, students will write a first-person point of view as if they were in the crowd during the iconic speech.

Learning Objectives

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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