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Monday, January 20th

This voice I could listen to all day, even if I didn’t understand a word of English. He doesn’t speak—he sings.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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Another take, with Max Roach (1924-2007, drums).

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 21st

He didn’t just speak—he sang.

Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” (excerpt)
Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

Monday, January 19th

He didn’t just speak—he sang.

Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” (excerpt)
Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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Interview with MLK adviser and speechwriter Clarence B. Jones, 2013

Monday, January 20th

Some people make music even when they speak.

Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

Reading this, instead of hearing it, would be like reading a transcription of a spellbinding saxophone solo.

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