Those famous words were almost never spoken. As it turns out, and I didn’t know this, Martin Luther King had used that phrase often in his speeches. His staff were pushing him to ditch it. A completely different speech was written. As great orators do, he stopped reading his notes half way thru the speech. He ad libbed. Although the civil rights leaders around him had heard that phrase countless times before the rest of the world had not. Now, people from Russia to Africa to Mississippi know that Martin Luther King had a dream that day.