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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- I Have a Dream

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- a Rewind series
Length: 55:00

In the third of six programs that honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the speech that brought him to national attention- I Have a Dream. Also, the first of five half hour lectures that Dr. King gave on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in late 1967.

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In the third of six programs that honour 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.  

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Piece Description

In the third of six programs that honour 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.  

Broadcast History

This series first aired on the archives program Rewind on the CBC Radio station of Sirius Satellite Radio in February 2008.

Transcript

Today we continue our weeklong series about Martin Luther King Jr, in this year, the 40th anniversary of his assassination. We start with his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. 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.

It has all the hallmarks of a classic black Baptist sermon with its cadences, its repetitions and its Biblical allusions.

Listen now to Martin Luther King and “I Have A Dream.”

Part one runs 4:51

Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. Later that year- largely as a result of the speech and march- King was nam...
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Timing and Cues

part one: 4:51
part two: 18:08
part three: 10:53
part four: 16:03

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Up next, a program from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. It's called Rewind- and it features the best of more than 70 years of CBC Radio history.

Today the third of six programs that honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's Dr. King's inspiring "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the first of five half hour lectures that Dr. King gave on CBC Radio in late 1967.

OUTRO:

This program- the third in a series of six, first aired on the CBC Radio channel of Sirius Satellite Radio.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
I'm Old Fashioned Oscar Peterson Another Day. EMarcy 1970 04:06
Hymn to Freedom Oscar Peterson Night Train. Verve 1962 05:30