On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating and little-known history of King's legendary address. The Dream insightfully considers how King's speech "has slowly remade the American imagination," and led us closer to King's visionary goal of a redeemed America.
Drew D. Hansen traces the speech's path to immortality in The Dream, a swift-moving and plainly written examination of King's speech, the events leading to its composition, and ways in which Americans' assessment of it changed in the decades that have followed. Jabari Asim