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On Point: The Speech That Moved The World

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From our sister site, On Point:

Martin Luther King said "I Have a Dream" at the Lincoln Memorial, where Obama's inauguration kicks off Tuesday. On Point, we'll look at the speech that moved the world.

Guests: Mike Allen, chief political correspondent for Politico.com

Eric Sundquist, professor of literature, UCLA. He is author of “To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature.” His new book is “King’s Dream.” (You can read the introduction.)

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va. He is a fourth-generation Baptist preacher.

Read the text of King's speech.

This program aired on January 19, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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