Obama's conclusion paid homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during a civil-rights march on Washington 45 years to the day of Obama's acceptance speech.
"The men and women who gathered there could've heard many things," the Democratic nominee said. "They could've heard words of anger and discord. They could've been told to succumb to the fear and frustration of so many dreams deferred. But what the people heard instead—people of every creed and color, from every walk of life—is that in America, our destiny is inextricably linked—that together, our dreams can be one."