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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Stanford, California
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Clarence Jones is a former speechwriter and adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and co-authored the book, "Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation."  He describes what it was like to work closely with Dr. King, how the Letter from Birmingham Jail was written, and the long journey to the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” He also discusses the power of political speeches and some of his favorite writers. The program was recorded at Stanford University.

Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 10:31am (ET)

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