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Are we closer or further away from Dr. King's dream?

by: Terry Parris Jr.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

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National Archives and Records Administration

Are we any closer or just further away from Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream? That’s what we want to hear from you over the next few days. In remembering Dr. King on MLK Day, which is Monday, we’ll be airing the Detroit version of his "I Have A Dream" speech, arguably one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Maybe you didn’t know but he gave that speech a little more than two months prior to the Washington D.C. version – and to a tenth of the people – at Cobo Hall on June 23, 1963.

You can answer that question a few ways: Email us at feedback@wdet.org or tweet at us to @wdet.

We’ll aggregate all the answer and let you know what our community thinks.

Extra! Extra! Compare the June 23, 1963 Detroit "I Have A Dream" speech at Cobo here to the Aug. 28, 1963 speech in Washington D.C. here. There aren't a ton of differences, but there are some.