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CLIP 1293

Martin Luther King - 'I Have a Dream' (pt 1/2)

Martin Luther King - 'I Have a Dream' (pt 1/2)

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Key Info
  • Martin Luther King - 'I Have a Dream' (pt 1/2)
  • Duration: 04:15
  • The film of Martin Luther King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech is interspersed with commentary spoken by Benjamin Zephaniah. The commentary is structured into three parts: Why was the speech made? How was the speech delivered? Audience response. These headings enable the speech to be contextualised and explored as a text in performance, as part of a strong oral tradition. At the end of the clip the gap between this speech and the US National Anthem is commented upon.
  • Credits: MARTIN LUTHER KING 'I have a dream' speech 1963
  • Subject:



    Speaking and Listening

  • Keywords: speaking and listening, persuasive speech, performance, context, audience, formal spoken language
Ideas for use in class
  • As a good introduction to the context of this famous speech. Students could listen to the speech out of context and explore what they think it is about. Having watched this clip, they can explore how much more they have come to understand this speech now that it has been contextualised. This would also be a good introduction to the power of performance when it comes to persuasive speeches.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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