Black History Month honors African Americans and black culture. Here are lesson plans to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions not only to African-American rights. Dr. King furthered civil rights for all Americans. MLK Jr. Day also commemorates the "I Have a Dream" speech famously given at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. That speech might not have happened if not for the goddess of gospel Mahalia Jackson goading Dr. King, says Yahoo! Music. And, the Lincoln Memorial wasn't the first platform at which Dr. King spoke those words. Detroiters heard them first on June 23rd of that year, commemorating the 1943 race riots. Detroit heard Martin Luther King Jr. 'I Have a Dream' speech before March on Washington
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