Four Minutes of King's Classic Speech, Retold (Video)

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 6:05am
Four Minutes of King's Classic Speech, Retold (Video)

As MLK Day approaches, a bit of creative inspiration infuses his iconic "I Have a Dream..." speech. Watch this video remix and be inspired.

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Trent Gilliss (@TrentGilliss),  Executive Editor / Chief Content Officer for On Being
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream ...” speech is a gift. And no matter how many times I hear his speech over the radio or on the television, I’m moved and inspired. It never gets old.

But, it’s always nice to have a bit of creative inspiration infuse a classic speech. And this video from the Salt Project does just that. This remix retells the concluding four minutes of Dr. King’s speech from 1963 with a panoply of contemporary voices. You hear young and old, black and white, male and female recite Dr. King’s moving words in English and Spanish. It’ll inspire you too.

This Monday on Martin Luther King Day, I encourage you to share it with your closest friends and newest colleagues. And, then ask yourself the question put to us by Elizabeth Myer Boulton, the creative director behind the film:

How far have we come on the journey to social justice and what must be done to achieve the dream King so eloquently articulated in 1963?

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Trent Gilliss is the driving editorial and creative force behind On Being. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on "The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi" and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent's reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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There is a link to the speech in the text just below the video :)

Let's not kid ourselves. We aren't even halfway there yet. There is so much yet to be done on behalf of the oppressed here and around the world.

I dream that we'll have equal opportunity for all -- that we'll have good schools for all -- that we'll stop imprisoning too many black men so children can grow up knowing their father -- that jobs and promotions will be open to all.

God is always on time and it is time for us to think globally and to act locally . Let us participate in rebuilding God's Kingdom where justice and peace reigns. God bless.

i am so touch, and so proud of Dr Martin Luther King Jr,and i deeply want to thank you Mr Trent Gilliss

Thank You!!!

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