Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Martin Luther King Wrote "Dream" Speech in Liverpool

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/238740/He-had-a-dream-but-it-wasn-t-in-Liverpool

The Daily Express [UK]

4 April 2011

HE HAD A DREAM...BUT IT WASN’T IN LIVERPOOL

By Jan Disley

TOURISM chiefs have been left red-faced over a bizarre claim that Martin Luther King wrote his famous “I have a dream” speech at a Liverpool hotel. The boast appears in a guide that was commissioned by the city council and other official bodies. A map in Liverpool Discovers highlights more than 20 places where famous local people were born or with which they are associated. The guide proclaims: “Martin Luther King visited his supporters in Liverpool three times and the first draft of his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech is alleged to have been written on Adelphi Hotel headed notepaper.” [...]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1373614/Martin-Luther-King-Red-faces-bizarre-claim-civil-rights-leader-wrote-I-dream-speech-Liverpool.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Daily Mail [UK]

5 April 2011

Raised eyebrows over claim that Martin Luther King wrote 'I have a dream' speech in Liverpool

By Daily Mail Reporter

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12977162

BBC News [UK]

5 April 2011

Apology over Liverpool origins of Luther King speech

Organisers of an art project have apologised over claims Martin Luther King Jnr's "I have a dream" speech was penned in Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel. [...]

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/04/05/historians-probe-martin-luther-king-s-i-have-a-dream-speech-links-to-liverpool-s-adelphi-hotel-plus-watch-video-of-the-speech-100252-28461329/

Liverpool Echo

5 April 2011

Historians probe Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech

By John Sutton