Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – a Rewind series: I Have a Dream
In the third of six programs that honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the speech that brought him to national attention- I Have Dream. It was August 1963, and the occasion was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. There were more than two hundred thousand people in the crowd and the speech galvanized, heartened and stirred them. But its impact went far beyond the people who were there that day- it is considered one of the greatest speeches in history. Also, the first of five half hour lectures called "Conscience for Change" that Dr. King gave on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in late 1967.