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The Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr., And The Speech That Inspired A Nation

By Drew D Hansen

A riveting account of the origins and legacy of "I Have a Dream"

Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King's prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America's idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement, becoming a touchstone for all that the country might someday achieve.

The Dream is the first book about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legendary "I Have a Dream" speech. Opening with an enthralling account of the August day in 1963 that saw 250,000 Americans converge at the March on Washington, The Dream delves into the fascinating and little-known history of King's speech. Hansen explores King's compositional strategies and techniques, and proceeds to a brilliant analysis of the "I Have a Dream" speech itself, examining it on various levels: as a political treatise, a work of poetry, and as a masterfully delivered and improvised sermon bursting with biblical language and imagery.

In tracing the legacy of "I Have a Dream" since 1963, The Dream insightfully considers how King's incomparable speech "has slowly remade the American imagination," and led us closer to King's visionary goal of a redeemed America.

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0060084766


Format: Book
Author: Hansen, Drew D
Title: The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation / Drew D. Hansen.
Publisher Date: New York : Ecco, c2003.
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Washington (D.C.) African Americans -- Biography African American civil rights workers -- Biography Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Isbn: 0060084766
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Call Number: 323.092 Han
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Bib Id: 192863

Format: Book
Author: Hansen, Drew D.
Title: The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation / Drew D. Hansen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Ecco, c2003.
Description: 293 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory.
Subjects: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Subjects: Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Washington (D.C.)
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography
Subjects: African American civil rights workers -- Biography
Subjects: Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Other Title: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 0060084766
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 323.092 Han