March on Washington August 28 1963

Tell ’em about the dream
Tell ’em about the dream

Mahalia Jackson yelling at Dr King

That moment he pushed the prepared text away

Took up the language of a speech he had given at Cobo Hall


These people don’t know it, said
Clarence B. Jones

They’re about to go to church.

— March on Washington
August 28 1963

I was the rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin under the Hitler regime.
The most important thing I learned in my life is that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problems,
the most urgent the most disgraceful and the most tragic problem is silence.

–Rabbi Joachim Prinz, preceded Dr. King
March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963