Gary Younge on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” 50th anniversary

Martin Luther King's speech - book by Gary YoungeMartin 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

2 comments on “Gary Younge on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” 50th anniversary

  1. It is also the 50th anniversary today of the start of the Bristol bus boycott, which broke the “colour bar”, and had a domino effect throughout the UK.

    Incidently, the Bayhorse pub, near the bus station, continued to ban blacks for a while after the boycott, and also became the target of action.

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