As we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the US this week, it is moving to revisit his August 28, 1963, "I have a dream" speech. This is oratory at its absolute best. There are gems in virtually every sentence -- a use of metaphor that is unparalleled. And a construction of the entire speech that is incredibly powerful, with a rhythmic repetition of key themes that builds in intensity and beauty.
View it as a great speech, but also view it as a lesson that needs to be reinforced regularly. Please take the 12 minutes and watch the whole thing.
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