To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther's 'I Have A Dream' speech, we hear from five writers from around the world with their unique angle on King's life, career and legacy.
On 28th August 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
calling for equality and freedom for all of America's people.
Forty years later, we consider the global legacy of Martin Luther King.
How has the world been changed by King's example of non-violence? What would King make of the United States today? How can we still learn from his teachings? Has the world forgotten his message?Arundhati Roy reads her new essay on King, specially commissioned for Radio 4.
Alice Walker considers the influence of King both on her life and on the lives of other African Americans.
Arundhati Roy reads her new essay on King, specially commissioned for Radio 4.
Lorelei King reads from Joan Baez's memoirs.
In this final reading Caryl Phillips analyses the origins and the influence of King's 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.