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A. Barton Hinkle on the Enduring Legacy of MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech


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It was a short speech. It stopped short of 1,600 words – a point at which many public figures who have far less to say are just getting warmed up. But in that short span of words, observes A. Barton Hinkle, the Rev. Martin Luther King packed more power than in all the hate of all the bigots arrayed against him.