King's I Have A Dream March on Washington AP Photo/File
"I have a dream ... " We all know the words that start the famous speech.
But Martin Luther King Jr.'s crowning moment may never have happened without one of the largest protests ever — the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
After growing backlash against blacks in the South, King and five others planned the event, a peaceful demonstration to end segregation and promote equal rights.
King crafted his famous speech specifically for the 250,000 people who would gather in the nation's capital that day.