Dr. King’s Speeches Examples of Great Writing

Today, TED Talks has posted the full video of the original speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Washington Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial.  It is also available on YouTube.  Too many times we see MLK as only a great orator, but unlike many speakers today, he was his own speech writer too.  He was a great writer and we should all read and listen to his speeches and truly include him to the pantheon of great American writers.  The text of the speech can be found here at USConstitution.net

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  1. I’m doing this speech this week with my cherubs. The man had serious chops as a writer…

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