Martin Luther King, Jr. Money Quote saying in his ‘I have a Dream’ speech on August 28, 1963 that Constitutional promise to all Americans check has bounced for those of color. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds’
— Martin Luther King, Jr.