The stirring 72-minute oration, given without notes, came at a seminal moment in the modern civil rights movement. King had just inspired � and in some cases terrified � the nation with his victory in the Montgomery bus boycotts. Fear at the time was so great that no church, black or white, in Greensboro, N.C., was willing to host the young minister.

But when a historically black college for women offered its chapel, more than 1,500 people came and the crowd overflowed into the basement.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]