MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech and hoops

January, 18, 2010
1/18/10
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Former college basketball coach George Raveling has the original typewritten "I Have a Dream" speech read off by Martin Luther King in 1963. Raveling was a volunteer security guard on that day, and to get the speech, all he did was walk up to Dr. King and ask, "Can I have that copy?"

Raveling went on to be a head coach at Washington State, Iowa and USC, and he'll be featured on Outside the Lines today.


Long before George Raveling was a successful college basketball coach, he had a front row seat to one of the greatest civil rights moments in American history. On August 28, 1963, Raveling was a volunteer security guard at the podium when Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Raveling left his post with a piece of history, and today on Outside the Lines, he shares his personal account of that unforgettable day.
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