A Diverse Community Celebrates the Spirit of Dr. King's Legacy
In the spring of 2008, the community of Malden, Massachusetts re-created Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in a studio at Malden Access Television. Over a period of one week, over 150 community members, representing the incredibly diverse population of this city, each recited a line. Participants in this project were young and old; of every race, creed, and culture; gay and straight; and of varying abilities. The edited video, entitled “We Have A Dream,” not only recalls Martin Luther King’s famously inspirational speech which gave voice to the U.S. civil rights movement, but embodies the dream Dr. King describes, a dream of equality and inclusiveness for all Americans.