"The idea that Martin Luther King would come back today, look at the prisons, look at the schools, look at the Zimmerman case, and say, 'my work here was done' is kind of, you know, crazy." — Gary Younge
The first March on Washington saw thousands travel from across the country to demand jobs and freedom from Jim Crow segregation and racism. Fifty years later those demands are again on the table for many African-Americans. Haymarket Books and Busboys and Poets present the DC book launch for Gary Younge's The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream.
Watch the livestream of the event, "A Dream Deferred? MLK, Trayvon Martin, and the fight against racism today," on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 5pm. Joining Younge are Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Brian Jones.
For more information on the event and to watch the book trailer, click here.