‘i Have A Dream’ Speech
January 17, 2011 by USA Post
Alfredo La Grange Banks said he has refused nine invitations to recite the speech, which he did from memory in a baritone voice, rich.
He declined requests for this year because he is still recovering after a hospital stay last month, he said. This is the first time in 17 years; banks have not been able to recite historical discourse.
“When I look back, it had no impact on me personally the first time he delivered the speech,” Banks said. “It does give him national attention, but he has not had an impact on me personally after his death.”
Banks, Chair of the Department of travelers Judah, sang in a band playing at a club in Chicago when he decided to recite King’s “Mountain Top” speech.
Several years later, in 1993, Banks made the “I Have a Dream” speech to students at Park Junior High School in La Grange.
“It’s something I’ve never advertising or promotion,” Banks said.
Yet it never fails to requests for him to deliver what many consider one of the finest speeches ever given.
Despite the fact that the discourse of history in 1963, Banks said he is just as timely today as it was then.
“One of the things that the speech does is talk to the moral fiber of the nation, concerns and issues of today,” Banks said. “It is not always a matter of the letter the law. ”
Since 1983, the third Monday of January was set aside in memory of King. Many employees a day off and children a day off from school. Over the years, the day has been transformed for a day of public service.
Benedictine University in Lisle and DuPage welcomes donations “One day, not a day off” on the campus of the university. Students were invited to participate in service projects, such as donations to the collection LifeSource Blood, written for the old Valentines and letters to soldiers, and the creation of build a bear for the pediatric cancer center and placemats for the DuPage Convalescent Center.
Banks agree the holiday should be more than just a day away from the routine
“To insist on if the schools are open or closed, it’s not a day that must be determined by the committee,” Banks said. “It becomes a family problem. I thing some things should be shaped and formed at home. If the children miss it, it falls within the limits of parents. If we are still talking fanaticism, insensitive jokes about gays and lsbns, if you talk about killing people at an abortion clinic, missed. ”
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