Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, the speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality.
Discussing his new book The Speech, author Gary Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why “I Have a Dream” remains America’s favourite speech.
Gary’s book, The Speech, is available from Philosophy Football
And remember, Philosophy Football has produced some great shirts to commemorate the speech – read about the shirts and buy them here.
Gary has made 3 short films, just 5 minutes long, about the speech:
On the context
On the march
On the speech