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A Dream Remembered? Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn’t happen.

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration)

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn’t happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Dream” and the story behind it.

Special thanks to the New School for use of their recording.

Featuring: Gary Younge, author of The Speech: Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream and the Story Behind It.

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