Description: Dr. King’s speech has received universal acclaim for its vision and bravery. But not everyone is aware of the many scriptural and theological references embedded in the speech. Drew Hansen joins us to explore the deeper meanings and history of the legendary address that remade the American imagination.
Drew Hansen is the author of “The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr and the Speech that Inspired a Nation” and a member of the Washington state House of Representatives.
Description: What did Martin Luther King mean when he said he had a dream? What was his understanding of justice? Nathan Schlueter is with us to look at Dr. King’s speech, with special emphasis on racial discrimination and civil disobedience.
Nathan Schlueter is an associate professor of philosophy at Hillsdale College and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He’s the author of two books: “One Dream or Two? Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr” and “The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry” and is currently working on two other books. His writings have appeared in First Things, Touchstone, Logos and Communio.
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