28 August 2013

"I have a dream"

50 years ago, Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. BBC has asked notable figures to record the text. I heard it by chance on the radio this morning, and it was a wonderful re-creation. You can hear it via the BBC News site (here), enhanced by evocative photos -

It's well worth taking 15 minutes to revisit this important moment in history.

(If speechmaking and rhetoric are of interest, and if you have access to the BBC i-player, another programme earlier this week will give much insight - Stephen Fry's English Delight - 5 days left to listen, at time of writing.)

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