Dr. Martin Luther King At Illinois Wesleyan University

January 20, 2020
 

Illinois Wesleyan University

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps best known for his “I Have A Dream” speech. As inspirational as it was, many of his lesser-known speeches offer a nuanced and articulate argument against racism worldwide. Before his death, he also took more radical positions regarding inequality and war.

On February 10, 1966, just two years before his assassination, and three years after the March on Washington, Rev. King visited the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

We wanted to bring you an extended excerpt of that speech, acknowledging the uncanny nature of his arguments, as relevant to today.