At 92, MLK’s Speechwriter Is Still Defending His Mission

From a Washington Post story by Timothy Bella headlined “At 92, MLK’s speechwriter is still defending his mission”:

For nearly a century, the life of Clarence B. Jones had felt limitless. As the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s trusted counsel, he smuggled out the civil rights leader’s scathing critique of White moderates in “Letter From Birmingham Jail” and helped write the first seven-plus paragraphs of what became King’s most famous speech, the “I Have a Dream” address delivered at the 1963 March on Washington.

Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president, once lauded Jones as “the ultimate inspiration” who helped “bend the arc of history toward justice and freedom.”