Friday, November 14, 2008

Martin Luther King: I Have A Dream



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From Wikipedia:
"I Have A Dream" is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals. King's delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters, the speech is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable speeches in history and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.
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In the Library:
  • Baldwin, Lewis V. 2002. The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: the boundaries of law, politics, and religion. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Bass, S. Jonathan, and Martin Luther King. 2001. Blessed are the peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., eight white religious leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail". Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Boyd, Herb. 2004. We shall overcome [book & CDs]. Naperville, Ill: Sourcebooks. [link: WorldCat]
  • Carson, Clayborne. 2008. The Martin Luther King, Jr., encyclopedia. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Ellis, Kate, and Stephen Smith. 2005. Say it plain: a century of great African American speeches [book & CDs]. New York: New Press.[link: WorldCat]
  • Hansen, Drew D. 2003. The dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation. New York: Ecco. [link: WorldCat]
  • King, Martin Luther, and Clayborne Carson. 1998. The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books. [link: WorldCat]
  • King, Martin Luther, Clayborne Carson, Peter Holloran, Ralph Luker, and Penny A. Russell. 1992. The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Berkeley: University of California Press. [E185.97.K5 A2 1992, v.1-4]
  • Sunnemark, Fredrik. 2004. Ring out freedom!: the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [link: NetLibrary]
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