Global figures celebrate Dr King's legacy by reading sections of the speech which resonate with their own experiences and aspirations.
American author and poet, Northern coordinator for Dr King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
American musician, singer and songwriter. Campaigner for Martin Luther King’s birthday to become a national holiday in the US.
Awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Martin Luther King Award and jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland.
President of Liberia and the first female Head of State in Africa, Nobel Peace Laureate and campaigner for women’s rights.
Nelson Mandela's first granddaughter speaking for him.
Israeli author and peace campaigner.
Soon to become Baroness Lawrence, the mother of murdered British teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Musician and activist who performed at the 1963 March on Washington.
Chilean-American novelist, playwright, journalist and human rights activist.
Indian peace campaigner and environmentalist.
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the first female President of Ireland.
Venezuelan economist, educator, and musician.
Human rights lawyer, Iran’s first female judge, Nobel Peace Laureate.
Palestinian lawyer, novelist and political activist.
Nobel Peace Laureate and Bangladeshi microcredit economist.
Chinese human rights and democracy campaigner, imprisoned for over 18 years.
Anti-apartheid campaigner, appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve as a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Sixteen-year-old student and education activist from Swat in Pakistan, shot by the Taliban for going to school.
The last surviving member of the big six leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement, who spoke at the March on Washington on 28th August 1963.