In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “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.” And through nonviolent protest, he and countless others fought for this vision of a more equal America for all.
More than 85 years after the civil rights leader was born, celebrities and public figures — including John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, Lionel Richie, David Oyelowo and Bernice King — share how their lives are better because of Dr. King.
From all over the country they came to march for change. Black and white, old and young, every creed and occupation, they came as one. Watch and listen as Oprah shares a poetic narration of the history of the civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery.