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THE IMPACT OF "I HAVE A DREAM"

"Mahalia Jackson said, 'Tell them about the dream, Martin.' And that's when we got American scripture," Jon Meacham told the hosts of Morning Joe while discussing his Aug. 26--Sept. 2 cover story about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s transformative "I Have a Dream" speech. The issue's cover line (founding father) linked King with some of the greatest leaders in American history, a sentiment many readers shared. "He was a servant who gave his life for the cause of freedom, justice and equality," wrote Scot DeGraf of Charles Town, W.Va. Kathy Naylor...

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