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WINSTED — Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 83 years old on Sunday, Jan. 15.On Monday, Jan. 16, the nation celebrated his life and honored his fight for civil rights by observing the federal holiday named in his honor.On Aug. 28, 1963, five years before he was assassinated, King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial.”“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” King said in his speech. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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