Whether you've seen the speech before or not, it's worth carving out the time to watch the full 17 minutes. King builds up the drama with brilliant metaphors—at the four-minute mark, he talks about Americans “giving Negroes a bad check” and extends the analogy for a full minute—and by the time you get to the classic “I have a dream” segment, you see how well he was able to tie together each grievance that deserved to be made. Take a look.
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