#On This Day – Dreams

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

#OnThisDay

Martin Luther King delivered his famous public speech “I Have a Dream” on 28 August 1963. In this public address, given during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King called for an end to racism in the United States. This speech, heard by over 250, 000 civil rights supporters from the Lincoln Memorial, was seen as a defining moment as King proclaimed “one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed,…that all men are created equal”. But, did you know that the unexpected history of dreams is actually all about: interpretation and repression, cultural production and imagination, possession and guidance, recovery and changing perceptions? To find out more listen to our podcast on the history of dreams!

Or why not check out our magazine post about a certain type of nightmare!

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