GCU Chancellor marks 50th anniversary of I Have A Dream speech

28 August 2013

GCU Chancellor marks 50th anniversary of I Have A Dream speech

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Glasgow Caledonian University Chancellor and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has joined leading citizens to record a revisited version of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech to mark its 50th anniversary on 28 August.

GCU honorary graduate Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the first female president of Ireland; the Dalai Lama; GCU Magnusson Fellow, lawyer and human rights activist Raja Shedadeh; US Congressman John Lewis; singer/songwriters Stevie Wonder and Joan Baez; and Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered British teenager Stephen Lawrence, are also among those who took part in the recording of the historic address for a BBC4 broadcast.

The revisited version also includes the voice of Dr King, taken from the original recording. It is considered to be a turning point in the US Civil Rights campaign and is one of the most celebrated speeches in history.

Watch the video here

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