Every January, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech rolls through our collective consciousness like a year-end clearance sale. Everybody tries to weigh in on, cash in on, and grab pieces of the civil-rights leader's image and legacy, using his most famous speech to do it.
Annette John-Hall is a metro columnist for The Inquirer. She was previously a features reporter and columnist focusing on music, film television and pop culture. A native of Berkeley, Calif., she covered professional, college and high school sports at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Oakland Tribune.
Her column appears Tuesdays and Fridays in The Inquirer's metro section.