Morehouse Alumnus and Seattle reverend: ‘I Have a Dream’ almost wasn’t included
28 Aug 2013
Posted by Elise Durham
Posing as a newspaper reporter, Dr. Reverend Samuel McKinney wriggled his way just feet from Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 when King delivered the now historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Before those words were uttered, McKinney says he knew something unfolding that would change the world. McKinney, now the pastor Emeritus at Seattle’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church, was friends with King and served as his West Coast point man during the civil rights movement. When King lead the ‘March on Washington’ and delivered the speech, McKinney inadvertently became a part of history too.