I Have a Dream: the Nature of Great Speaking


This fascinating film analyzes why Martin Luther King Jr.'s extraordinary 1963 speech was so effective.

The film combines film sequences from the speech, historical photos from the Civil Rights movement, and graphics with an appreciative and probing examination of King's use of words and images.

- The classical analysis of oratory
- The importance of King's moral authority for the speech's effectiveness
- Use of metaphor and alliteration
- Visuals of the Civil Rights movement