When the Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the "I Have a Dream" speech in August, 1963, the "I Have a Dream" section wasn't part of the prepared text. There's a story behind that and most everything about the speech, the march on Washington that attracted some 250,000 people and the movement behind both.
Joining us today is Clarence Jones, an adviser to Dr. King. and one of his speech writers. Jones helped draft the "I Have a Dream" speech and stood just a few yards from King as he delivered the address that day.
Mr. Jones is a Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University and his latest book, "Behind The Dream: Inside the Speech That Transformed a Nation" was published in January.
Jones will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany.