(Useless) Fact Friday
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech did not originally contain any references to his dreams—that section was an extemporaneous part of the oration. The draft he delivered was actually titled: ”Normalcy - Never Again.”
Dr. King had used his “I have a dream” comments in previous speeches, and his advisors suggested he leave it out. But, near the end of his monologue, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson shouted: “Tell them about the dream, Martin!” and on the fly he began to deliver some of the most famous lines uttered in American history.
Source: New York Magazine