Alex English honours MLK Day with ‘I Have a Dream’

Dr. King addressing marchers at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. (Photo: AP)

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, a national holiday that to many basketball fans north of the border is most remarkable for its full-day slate of NBA games.

But Canadians should also be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, who fought against racial discrimination and segregation in pursuit of equality for men and women of all races.

Below is a recreation of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech (August 28, 1963) voiced by NBA Hall of Famer Alex English.

Alex English reads “I Have a Dream”

English grew up in the Southern U.S. during the Civil Rights movement. As a noted student of history, he was thrilled to be a part of this tribute to Dr. King.

I produced and directed this recording along with former Sportsnet 590 The Fan colleague Ian Cunningham back in 2011.