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Author Younge to discuss King’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ November 18

ISSUED: 7 November 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Gary Younge will talk about the American values and ideals in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream” at 7 p.m. Monday November 18 in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium at Shepherd University.

It is the subject of his most recent book, “The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream.”

Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for The Guardian based in Chicago. He also writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. He has written three other books, “No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South,” “Stranger in a Strange Land: Travels in the Disunited States,” and “Who Are We–And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?” He has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture.

The event is sponsored by the George Washington Institute of Living and Ethics and the West Virginia Humanities Council.

His books will be available for purchase at the event and a reception will follow. For more information, go to

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