“Remembering Brother Martin”

“He came toward us with the staccato speech and rhythm of the spirit. And his passion entered this American bloodstream. He no longer spoke for himself. Something began to move through him. He levitated language and we wept, laughed, hummed till time stood still. He had summoned the duende, the spirit of all of our ancestors and yet survived, and did it with dignity and grace and order and beauty.”

Sonia Sanchez on what Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream means to her in Time magazine’s “I Have a Dream” Anniversary Issue