Take 17 Minutes to Watch Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

by 4 years ago

Whether you've seen the speech before or not, it's worth carving out the time to watch the full 17 minutes. King builds up the drama with brilliant metaphors—at the four-minute mark, he talks about Americans “giving Negroes a bad check” and extends the analogy for a full minute—and by the time you get to the classic “I have a dream” segment, you see how well he was able to tie together each grievance that deserved to be made. Take a look.


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