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‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King (analysis - pt 1/2)

Benjamin Zephaniah examines Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to tell a vast crowd of his supporters below about his dream for racial equality. At a time when racism was common in society and a black face on television was rare, Benjamin explains that his dramatic delivery and powerful rhetoric helped drive home his message and unite black America under the civil rights movement.

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4 minutes