Martin Luther King told of his growing nightmares and his enduring dreams in the rolling, hypnotic cadences of the rural preacher. But it was the humane, incorruptible mystique of the man that won the crowd, his crescendo phrases winning affirmations of “amen” and “Say it, brother” again and again.
From our First Draft of History Department comes an on-the-scene account of the day in June 1967, when Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Harlem to speak to hospital workers: “We shall overcome. No lie can live forever.”
“Political, moral, and civil libertarian defendants have always used Political Trials to address the public outside the courtroom. This is in itself a good thing, it is part of the democratic process.”