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I Have a Dream lives 50 years on
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Depending on what story you want to believe, I was either named for the bird Martin (likely a purple one) or for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There’s also the more Jewish name origin, in that I may have been named for a female relative whose name was Matilda (or something close to that). I’ve always liked the idea that I was named for Dr. King. I was born on March 28, 1965, 19 months to the day after he delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech” in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington.

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