August 28th is 50th anniversary, Gary Younge's new book looks at story behind 'The Speech'
Tomorrow, (August 28th), is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations and political rallies in history.
It was as a speaker at the event that Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech, which has come to be known as the “I Have a Dream” speech.
Writer Against Racism, Gary Younge, has written a new book 'The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King's Dream'.
Gary Younge is an award-winning columnist and feature-writer for The Guardian and The Nation and a broadcaster on both sides of the Atlantic. The Speech is his fourth book. His previous books include No Place Like Home, A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South, Stranger In A Strange Land, Encounters In The Disunited States and Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century.
Born and raised in Stevenage by a Barbadian mother he now lives in Chicago.
Show Racism the Red Card is proud to announce that they will be holding a launch of this excellent book, which Gary will speak at, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday October 12th. More details will follow shortly, watch this space!
SRtRC interviewed Gary about the writing of the book, read more here.