"Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ""I Have A Dream"" speech on August 28, 1963. One of its most powerful lines reads, ""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.”
Knowing that three different news stations would be in attendance that day, King wrote a speech in advance. Moved by the emotion of the crowd, however, he went off script and began preaching from the heart.
King references the beliefs of the Founding Fathers, who declared that America would be a land of freedom where all men are created equal.
Throughout the speech, King repeats the phrases ""I have a dream"" and ""with this faith"" in his dream, using the rhetorical strategy of repetition to drive home his point."