Remembering the dream

Gerald L. Early, Ph.D., the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and director of the Center for the Humanities (formerly the International Writers Center) in Arts & Sciences, and St. Louis civil rights attorney Frankie Muse Freeman, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, discuss the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as part of a roundtable held Aug. 28 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. The event, which was sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and featured both campus scholars and local civil-rights leaders, commemorated the 40th anniversary of King’s immortal oration and march on Washington.