Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr. on Black People in America

The civil rights leader on the plight of African Americans in America.

Martin Luther King Jr. (Francis Miller/Getty Images)

Read the entire “I Have a Dream” speech here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.