The Dream by Drew D. Hansen
Martin Luther King, Jr and the Speech that Inspired a Nation

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating and little-known history of King's legendary address. The Dream insightfully considers how King's speech "has slowly remade the American imagination," and led us closer to King's visionary goal of a redeemed America.

 

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Drew D. Hansen, a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar, studied theology at Oxford University, and went on to earn his J.D. at Yale Law School. He practices law in Seattle.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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(King's principal objective was to denounce both Jim Crow laws in the South and the pernicious de facto segregation in the North.) Hansen then examines the most memorable of King’s thousands of speeches as a historical artifact: What is it that has sustained its remembrance?

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Hansen wasn't yet born on August 28, 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, at the first mass march on W

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But the words were perfectly suited for the man, the audience and the moment.The triumphs and trials of this apostle of nonviolence are well known, but Hansen, a former editor of the Yale Law Review who was born after the speech, reviews them for those readers who associate King primarily with th...

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