Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the National Mall. Ten years before that epochal event, King was but a lowly grad student at Boston University, playing pick-up basketball games, dating his future wife, and, like grad students since time immemorial, happily dining gratis at friends' homes. He likely spent most of his time in the South End, including residing at three known addresses, as well as in and around the BU campus. King left Boston in 1954, returning for another forceful speech in 1965.
· MLK on Northampton Street [MySouthEnd.com]
· Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. archive [BU]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]