As a rhetorician, Dr. King was beyond eloquent.

As an educator, the MLK holiday is a January highlight.  Just a couple of weeks after the rudeness of having to return to work, here comes a long weekend!  Sarah and I took advantage of the freedom this day, in fact, to browse the shopping centers in Lafayette.

But lest I be accused of appropriating Dr. King’s birthday weekend for selfish diversions, let me post this memorial to the Civil Rights leader’s memory and to the significance of his influence on history.  As a rhetorician, the “I Have a Dream” speech stands  as one of the absolutely grandest demonstrations of effective English in the tradition of American oratory.

May we not forget “I have a dream.”

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