King and Obama: Eleven Things in Common

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Powerful Speakers With Iconic Speeches

King: Known as a powerful orator, Dr. King's rousing speeches are a significant part of his legacy. His iconic "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

Obama: On Aug. 28, 2008, 45 years after King's "Dream" speech, Obama accepted the DNC nomination, evoking many symbolic King comparisons punctuated with the slogan "Yes We Can!"

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