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Your Views: Kings moving, brilliant speech 50 years ago still worth celebrating
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Having taught speech communication at the University of Georgia as a young Ph.D. in that academic field, and having later served as a speech coach for decades, I welcome the widespread celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, given 50 years ago on Wednesday, Aug. 28. One major reason for the speech’s lasting impact: King’s life was consistent with his rhetoric. He did what he encouraged others to do.