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On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The March on Washington, which culminated with that stirring call to action, was one of the greatest political rallies for human rights in United States history. To mark the 50th anniversary of the event, NBC News is asking all Americans to share their dreams for the future by using the hashtag #dreamday and completing the statement "I have a dream..." through text, videos and photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.
Celebrities are joining the celebration. Find out their hopes for our nation in these clips below and go to nbc.com/dreamday for more words of inspiration from notable names and everyday citizens alike.
“I have a dream, as a cancer survivor, my dream is that they will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime,” says the Today show cohost.
“I have a dream that one day, hunger will not exist,” says band member Harry Styles.
“I have a dream that America’s communities can be a safe home for our men and women,” says the hip-hop star.
“I have a dream that one day the stigma of mental health issues will be removed,” says the America's Got Talent judge.
“I have a dream that educational equality will become a global reality,” says Trump.
“I have a dream that my four daughters can live in a world where all women have equal pay, equal education, and equal status,” says the actor.