mlkFifty years ago today, Martin Luther King  jr. delivered his historic and still profoundly moving I Have a Dream”  speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Gary Younge has written a wonderful article on the background and legacy to this astonishing piece of oratory.  He ends with words that MLK himself might have been proud of:

“The idealism that underpins his dream is the rock on which our modern rights are built and the flesh on which pragmatic parasites feed. If nobody dreamed of a better world, what would there be to wake up to?”