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Origins of the DreamHughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric$
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W. Jason Miller

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060446

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060446.001.0001

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Extending the Dream

(p.205) Conclusion
Origins of the Dream

W. Jason Miller

University Press of Florida

The conclusion examines additional connections between King and Hughes beyond the metaphor of dreaming. Hughes’s speech in Accra, Ghana, in 1962 ends with an alternate version of “Youth” that closely mirrors King’s own speeches. Hughes’s 1964 poem “Dream of Freedom” and his play Jericho-Jim Crow are considered as direct responses to King himself. King’s famous April 4, 1967, speech “Beyond Vietnam” is examined for its highly visible quotation from Hughes’s poem “Let America Be America Again.” In fact, this became King’s most visible invocation of Hughes’s poetry as a clip from this portion of the speech appeared the next night on ABC news. Vincent Harding’s role in drafting the incredibly controversial speech is also finely parsed.

Keywords:   Accra, Ghana, “Beyond Vietnam”, “Dream of Freedom”, Vincent Harding, Jericho-Jim Crow, “Let America Be America Again”, “Youth”

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