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I Have a Dream


This book is available in a digital format only. 
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood before 250,000 people and held them in the palm of his hand. Speaking at the March on Washington, the Baptist minister gave what has come to be known as his “I have a dream” speech. King began by saying America had failed to deliver on its promise of equality for African Americans. Then, 11 minutes in, he set aside his prepared remarks, never to return to them. “I still have a dream. . . ” he began, and the crowd was carried aloft by words of hope that have resonated through the years. In her penetrating eBook I Have a Dream: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech 50 Years Later, Peggy Mackenzie delves into his mesmerizing call for racial equality to reveal not only a master class in oratory but a sweeping history of civil rights and insights into King’s own life.

Peggy Mackenzie is a former research librarian at the Toronto Star and a freelance writer. She won a 2010 Online Journalism Award for her work on William Kamkwamba, “the boy who harnessed the wind,” after she was sent on foreign assignment to Malawi in 2009.

Star Dispatches ebooks provide readers with exceptional long-form journalism from the Toronto Star newsroom.