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Apr 12

I Have a Dream – Martin Luther King Jr.

This month marks the 40th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4th 1968).

So as a bit of a departure from my usual content on this blog, I figured what better way than to celebrate the amazing speaking skills of the man. Watch and listen to the sheer energy and passion of King.

His use of repetition (he says “I have a dream” 7 times and repeats other phrases) to convey his message and his reference to President Abraham Lincoln‘s phrase “four score and seven years ago”, when King says “five score years ago, a great American…” as he stood in the shadow of Lincoln’s Monument. An amazing speech and an amazing man.