Did MLK steal the "I have a Dream Speech "?

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  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Did MLK steal the "I have a Dream Speech " from Black pastor Archibald Carey at the 1952 Republican National committee ?



    a very rare recording of Carey speech above
    The claim that Martin Luther King "stole" his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from black pastorArchibald Carey has merit
    Carey's speech, a 1952 address to the Republican National Convention, and King's speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963, ; the substantive similarity between them occurs : both speeches end with a recitation of the first verse of Samuel Francis Smith's popular patriotic hymn "America" (composed in 1832) and references to several American geographic locations from which the speakers exhort their listeners to "let freedom ring":
    [Carey, 1952]


    We, Negro Americans, sing with all loyal Americans:

    My country 'tis of thee,
    Sweet land of liberty,
    Of thee I sing.
    Land where my fathers died,
    Land of the Pilgrim's pride
    From every mountainside
    Let freedom ring!
    That's exactly what we mean — from every mountain side, let freedom ring. Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire; not only from the Catskills of New York; but from the Ozarks in Arkansas, from the Stone Mountain in Georgia, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia — let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States, but for ... the disinherited of all the earth — may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside, LET FREEDOM RING!
    [King, 1963]


    This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:

    My country 'tis of thee,
    Sweet land of liberty,
    Of thee I sing.
    Land where my fathers died,
    Land of the Pilgrim's pride
    From every mountainside
    Let freedom ring!
    So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire!
    Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York!
    Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
    Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
    Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
    But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
    Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
    Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi!
    From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

    When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
     
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    Figures...:lmao:
     
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    Doesn't matter. It's his now.
     
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    Howard wrote that.
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    The blaeks steal, everyone knows that.

    The hotel MLK spent his last night at?

    Half the silverware came up missing...
     
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    Everybody steals
    Everybody runs
    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know it matters that much if he did. People who achieve great things always pick up this and that along their paths in life.

    Winstons Churchill famous speach, "We will fight them on the beach, in the streets, in the fields and the hills.....", was based on something Marshall Foch said to him during World War I in 1918.
     
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    I believe he "sampled" that speech, it's encouraged in the hip hop community.
     
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    a black man stole ? noooooo don't be silly :hehe:
     
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    Well, he's black so why doesn't this surprise me.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has taken that gif and made one image one of Beth's teeth grin, and the other her horror face?
     
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    Anything that's not nailed down with those people. :coffee:
     
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    Knowing what a bunch of greedy assholes the King family became over the years, I'm sure they will try to copyright this speech and claim that Pastor Carey copied the MLK speech even though it was delivered 10 years earlier. :facepalm:
     
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    As long as he didn't steal my wallet, I'm OK with this.
     
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    Daniel Carver has been saying this for years.
     
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    Today is a day the negroes celebrate a man who they know nothing about
     
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    Better that than my car stereo.:hhh:
     
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    I thought the speech was written by a NY Jew? :coffee:
     
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    and a few hubcaps Im sure