An Animated Look at Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

A new project hopes to keep the speech's legacy alive.

By Jamilah King Aug 27, 2013

Despite this week’s events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it’s really difficult to find video from the march’s most memorable event: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s "I Have a Dream" speech. As Dustin Volz pointed out at The Atlantic, it’s nearly impossible to find the speech online.

But a new project hopes to keep the speech’s legacy alive. "Freedom’s Ring" is an animated look at King’s dream. According to creator Evan Bissell, "It highlights a lot of the context of the time, attempting to create a new way to engage with a more complex version of that speech than is usually taught or remembered."

Watch and listen to the animated version of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech at Freedom’s Ring.