Martin Luther King: the story behind his 'I have a dream' speech
It's 50 years since King gave that speech. Gary Younge finds out how it made history (and how it nearly fell flat)
by Gary Younge
By Kevin Eckstrom
Religion News Service
A coalition of Christian churches answered the Rev. Martin Luther King's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail," conceding that Americans have often chosen to be comfortable rather than "prophetic" on racism.
Leaders of Christian Churches Together in...
The inspirational speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. ring out every year at this time, as they should. In their urgency — and undeniable beauty — his words embodied and galvanized the civil rights movement.
Yet in celebrating his life, it can be easy to forget how radical his vision was and...
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