Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, the speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality.
Join Gary Younge, a columnist for The Guardian and the Nation and the author of The Speech; Jean Theoharis, Professor of Politic Science, Brooklyn College; and Mychal Denzel Smith, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute as they revisit Dr. King's iconic presentation and explore the the fascinating chronicle behind it and other events surrounding the March on Washington. They will also consider why “I Have a Dream” remains America’s favorite speech, and how its meaning and promise has changed over the past five decades. Presented by The New School, The Nation Institute and Haymarket Books.