"I Have a Dream" Youth Video Competition

Show Us What the "Dream" Means To You

As part of Human Rights Week, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is sponsoring a video contest to hear from youth across the state about their take on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Dream" and what its ideals mean to them in their lives today. Finalists will be honored the first week of December during Human Rights Week in Minnesota and their videos will be showcased by MDHR on YouTube. Commissioner Lindsey will recognize the finalists at their school and discuss diversity and Dr. King's Dream with the student's class.


On Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200, 000 Americans gathered in Washington D.C., for a rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to shed light on the political and social challenges faced by African Americans across the country. The march culminated in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech where he expressed, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."


Videos should creatively show how you view race, diversity and the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream today in your life, your school and your community.

Who is Eligible?

  • Youth in grades 4-12
  • Adults ages 18-25
  • Two or more individuals may collaborate on an entry (completed waivers must be submitted by each team member)

Contest Details

Mail your completed forms to:

Attn: Youth Video Contest
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55155

For questions, email us at info.MDHR@state.mn.us.


November 16, 2013

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