MLK's Detroit And Washington 1963 Speeches Differ In Style

Thursday, June 20, 2013

On June 23rd, 1963, Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior led more than 100,000 people in a march down Woodward Avenue. Later in the day, he gave the first version of his “I Have A Dream” speech.

The 50th anniversary of that speech takes place this weekend.

Kelly Young is an Associate Professor of Communication at Wayne State University. He spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn. Young says King’s speech in Detroit is very close to the remarks delivered during the March on Washington in August 1963.