“A young student came running to me and said, ‘oh, you know it was Dr. King’s birthday recently?’ I said 'yes,’ he said, 'you know, I almost know his speech 'I have a dream’ by heart!’ I said, 'that’s excellent.’ He said, 'did you know that’s the best speech that Dr. King ever gave?’ I told him 'keep quiet.’ You must not spread ignorance, especially among an oppressed people. Anyone who knows anything about Dr. King knows that one of his most mediocre speeches is 'I have a dream’ speech. I commend one other speech to you if you really want to see Dr. King. It’s called 'Why I oppose the war in Vietnam.’ It is here that you will come to see something truly about King.”
Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) on Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech.