I HAVE A DREAM * REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING * GORDY 7023 * USA
A recording of the famous "I have a dream" speech made by the Reverend Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in August 1963. I Have A Dream was released in December 1963 (the above is a second pressing) coupled with Liz Lands And The Voices of Salvation singing We Shall Overcome, both tracks were taken from the Gordy album The Great March To Freedom, released four months earlier in August 1963. The album was released in the UK five years later in July 1968 on Tamla Motown 11076. He made his historic speech after leading a massive campaign against segregation in Birmingham Alabama, at the time Martin Luther King was the foremost leader of the National Civil Rights Movement in the USA and the following year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He shifted his civil rights activities to the North in 1966, and, in 1967, denounced the war in Viet Nam, in 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had gone to support a strike by black sanitation workers.
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