In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. put his dream for freedom, equality and brotherhood into words and ignited the hearts and minds of millions. "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," he said.

"There's words to a song I love that goes: 'You've got to be taught to hate and fear. You've got to be taught from year to year. It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You've got to be carefully taught,'" Oprah says.

"This generation, however, is the most colorblind in history. And they have the unique opportunity to lead us further into the dream and beyond," she says. "Now, as we pay homage to what would have been his 79th birthday, I ask this question—How will his dream live in you?"