Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Dream

On the 50th anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a Dream" speech, I'm posting Max Roach's piece "The Dream".
Just a couple of notes. I just found out today that King's speech was improvised after he was encouraged to deviate from his prepared notes. He had used these ideas before, but never put them in quite this combination before. (Much like Jazz musicians.)
Max matches the contour of the speech's excerpt perfectly. Enjoy.

Finally, this anniversary reminds us how much further the world has to go to achieve equality and how we all need to work towards this goal.

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