January 17, 2011
I Have a Dream - Detroit
Today we observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at Detroit's Cobo Hall on June 23, 1963. Dr. King opened his speech thanking his good friend, Reverend C.L. Franklin (also Aretha Franklin's father) for leading the march with him down Woodward Avenue. Be proud, Motown! Over 47 years later, the speech is still motivating. Listen below:
"I have a dream this afternoon that one day right here in Detroit, negroes will be able to buy a house or rent a house anywhere that their money will carry them and they will be able to get a job."