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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

I Have A Dream

 
 
I Have A Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
1. I Have A Dream Marker
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge • north entrance)
Inscription.  
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.”
August 28, 1963 speech at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansBridges & ViaductsCivil RightsPeace. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list.
 
Location. 41° 5.248′ N, 85° 8.42′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on South Clinton Street (U.S. 27) just south of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); League Park (about 600 feet away); Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton (about 600 feet away); Jail Flats
I Have A Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
2. I Have A Dream Marker
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge • north entrance)
(about 600 feet away); The Floods (about 700 feet away); Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development (about 700 feet away); Early Effort To Build A Park (about 700 feet away); Earliest Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker across South Clinton Street at the northeast corner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Honoring his life and legacy by highlighting his commitment to peace and social change through non violence and his work for African American civil rights within the broader understanding of all humanity as one beloved community.
(identical tablets mounted at south corners of bridge)
Injustice Anywhere tablet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
4. Injustice Anywhere tablet
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A letter from Birmingham jail
16 April 1963
Quality of Life tablet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
5. Quality of Life tablet
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
Letter to American Christians
4 November 1956
Unfolding Events tablet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
6. Unfolding Events tablet
I refuse to accept the idea that Man cannot influence the unfolding events that surround him.
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
10 December 1964
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
7. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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