Martin Luther King Jr's speech, 'I have a dream', is arguably one of the most famous speeches in history. It has taught millions that dreams have the tremendous power to keep us alive and give us hope. And from King's own life, one can gain innumerable lessons on faith, patience, sacrifice, and belief.
This speech was important in several ways: It brought even greater attention to the Civil Rights Movement, which had been going on for many years. ... After this speech, the name Martin Luther King was known to many more people than before. It made Congress move faster in passing the Civil Rights Act.
Martin Luther King's vision of equality and civil disobedience changed the world for his children and the children of all oppressed people. He changed the lives of African Americans in his time and subsequent decades.