Saturday, 30 August 2008

VIDEO: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"




My curiosity has been piqued by Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention yesterday.

The Internet has allowed me to check out, in full, Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech given on August 28 1963-2 years before I was born.

Of course I have been aware of the various famous quotes from his speech, repeated over and over for the last 45 years but looking at the full extended play it really does hit you full in the face, heart and head.

In comparison to Barack Obama's verbose grandstanding, flashy style and little substance, Luther King's speech is not only stirring and inspirational but it contains well thought out content that Obama lacks in spades.

Have a watch, it is truly one of history's great speeches.

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FULL Barack Obama DNC Acceptance Speech


c Political Animal 2008

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