To celebrate the man who moved America, whose life was cut short by an assassin just as he'd begun a campaign to fight poverty as he tested the waters for a possible presidential run, fourth grade students from Washington, D.C.'s Watkins Elementary School gathered on a recent Martin Luther King, Jr. day to recite his famous "I Have a Dream" speech for a crowd of onlookers.


After watching the students' rendition of the speech that changed America, watch Dr. King's original oration, below.

This video is from The Washington Post, published Jan. 15, 2010.

This video is from historical footage of Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech and rally in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.