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Latest update : 2013-08-28

Fifty years after 'I Have A Dream'

Exactly 50 years ago, the eyes of everyone in the United States, black and white, turned toward the capital Washington, DC, and the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. The scene of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream" speech will be the setting for a speech by Barack Obama, the country's first black president, and a strong symbol that race relations have changed in the United States. While segregation is gone, this anniversary also brings current grievances to the fore.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2014-07-28 France

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