have a dream.”
When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on
August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King,
Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness
and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all
Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the
weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones,
co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King.
Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the
time, and hammering out the ideas and the speech that would shape the
civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.
Behind the Dream
The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011