ERIC Number: EJ592849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" in Context: Ceremonial Protest and African American Jeremiad.
Vander Lei, Elizabeth; Miller, Keith D.
College English, v62 n1 p83-99 Sep 1999
Discusses how "I Have a Dream" is the product of African-American rhetorical traditions of ceremonial protest and jeremiad speech-making, rituals that had crystallized long before King was born. Describes the peaceful essences of the March on Washington and how it was a "Ceremonial Protest." Considers the historical use of "I Have a Dream" over the previous 130 years. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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