Book Discussion on The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mr. Hansen talked about his book, The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation, published by… read more
Mr. Hansen talked about his book, The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation, published by Ecco. This is the first book about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and it was published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28. Mr. Hansen said that Dr. King knew this would be the biggest address of his career and he prepared carefully, reading the Bible, the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to exploring its composition, Mr. Hansen talked about the little-known history of Dr. King’s speech, and examined the speech as a political treatise, a work of poetry, and as an improvised sermon. The author read an excerpt from his book and answered questions from the audience. close
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