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You can now witness Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech in Fortnite

In an unexpected Fortnite crossover event, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. comes to Fortnite to teach players about civil rights with his famous "I have a dream" speech from 1963.
You can now witness Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech in Fortnite

It's no secret that Fortnite is a game with by far the biggest amount of crossover events and guest characters.

Since the astronomical rise in popularity of the battle royale back in 2017, we have been witness to a huge amount of tie-ins that have brought characters from other games, movies, comics, and even books.

Asides from fictional characters, Fornite is no stranger to adding real-life people as well, with famous music artists like Ariana Grande, Kaskade, and Travis Scott, or athletes like Pelé and many others.

And now, for the first time ever, a historical figure from the recent past will enter Fortnite, as Dr Martin Luther King's monumental "I Have a Dream" speech becomes a part of the new "March Through Time" interactive experience.

"March Through Time" celebrates MLK and the Civil Rights movement 

The "March Through Time" event is an interactive experience created to celebrate "the life and legacy" of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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Witness Dr Martin Luther King’s full “I Have a Dream” speech in D.C. 63. (Picture: Epic Games)

The March Through Time event will bring players to a re-imagined version of Washington, DC, named D.C. 63 and developed by members of the Fortnite Creative community: ChaseJackman, GQUanoe, XWDFr, and YU7A.

The event teleports players back to 1963 inside D.C. 63, where they will have a chance to witness Dr King's historical seventeen-minute speech on civil rights and equality.

Following the speech, players will be able to continue their visit to D.C. 63 and participate in various interactive activities and challenges.

There will be several museum-inspired POIs that players will be able to visit, explore, and learn more about the Civil Rights movement, as well as several quests inspired by the movement.

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Explore museums and learn about the Civil Rights movement. (Picture: Epic Games)

These quests can only be completed in cooperation with other players, which is intentional, as it sends a message of how important is to unite, or as Dr King would say: "We move forward when we work together."

Upon completing these challenges, players will unlock a special reward, D.C. 63 spray for the locker. 

"We hope this experience helps equip students to have meaningful discussions not only in the classroom but in their personal lives as well," Epic Games states. "Civil Rights is a struggle we still fight for to this day, and it has benefited from the collective efforts of millions of people around the world."

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Cooperate with others, earn rewards and learn the importance of togetherness! (Picture: Epic Games)

The event is created in collaboration with TIME and their partners, as well as with the help of American Family Insurance, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr, who have all helped in making this project into reality.

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