Quote of the day

History in the making

Published August 21, 2012 8:29PM (EDT)

"I am convinced that when the history books are written in future years, historians will have to record this movement as one of the greatest epics of our heritage." -- Martin Luther King, Jr., three years before his "I have a dream" speech, in previously unheard recordings made public Tuesday.

By Jaime Cone

Jaime Cone is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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