CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic visit to Glenville High School. He delivered a piercing speech to the students on April 26, 1967.
Listen to his full speech, courtesy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District:
He started his speech by saying, “I never feel like a stranger when I come to Cleveland.” He said he has many friends and acquaintances in Cleveland that are always welcoming him. He used the platform to address the problems across the country that were affecting all communities.
Dr. King, Jr. related to the students and faculty by talking about his times growing up. He said he attended a school with 7,000 children. He blamed his difficulty with reading on the overcrowded school.
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