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.
Join Institute fellow Gary Younge, a columnist for the Guardian and The Nation and author of The Speech, and other panelists as they explore the fascinating chronicle behind Dr. King's iconic speech and other events surrounding the March on Washington. They will also consider why "I Have a Dream" remains America's favorite speech, and how its meaning and promise have changed over the past five decades. Younge will be joined by Mychal Denzel Smith and the conversation will be moderated by Jeanne Theoharis. Watch the livestream below. The talk begins at 7pm on November 1, 2013.
Presented by The New School for Public Engagement, The Nation Institute, the Guardian, BK College Politics Department, and Haymarket Books.