50 years ago George Raveling was a 26 year old basketball star fortunate enough to be standing not far from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he gave his famous speech,
I HAVE A DREAM.
At the end of the speech young George Raveling was so moved by the beautiful words
just spoken by MLK that he pulled up the courage to walk over to Dr. King and ask him if he might have a copy of the speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. smiled at George Raveling and handed him the original copy he was holding in his hands Recently 76 year old George Raveling was offered $3.5 million dollars for the speech Dr. King gave to him fifty years ago. George turned down the offer and went on to explain why.
“I would like to think somewhere out there , my mom and dad and grandma taught me better than that. And everything you can’t equate in money.” –George Raveling
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‘Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years Later’