50 Years On ... "I Have a Dream" Remembered in Dorchester
12:32pm 28th August 2013
Shoppers in Dorchester have paid tribute to Martin Luther King 50 years to the day he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
250 thousand gathered to listen to the Civil Rights leader in Washington DC back in 1963 at the height of the movement in the United States.
Today (Wednesday 28th August) MLK's famous words were delivered by Dorchester's Town Crier in front of dozens of shoppers who'd stopped to pay tribute on South Street.
Young families, middle aged workers and people old enough to remember the rousing speech all those years ago, gathered to absorb the moment in the middle of the high street.
As Town Crier Alistair Chilsholm spoke the last words the crowd applauded his performance.
Today’s re-enactment, a kind salute to one of the histories bravest civil rights campaigners, who helped change the world.