Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream speech was not speech. It was a sermon, aimed at the largely black Christian audience. He delivered it in the stylised way of the southern preacher. He larded it with Christian references. He made people feel they were part of a struggle for freedom the equal of Moses leading his people away from Pharaoh (which did not actually happen).

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)