Martin Luther King Jr. at a press conference at Gracie Mansion in New York. By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Dick DeMarsico, via Wikimedia Commons.

 

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” Speech, August 28, 1963