2023 Women's History Month

  • Film

Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson: Ericka Nicole Malone Writes a Woman Ahead of her Time

In the moments before Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, a woman’s voice could be heard calling, “Tell them about the dream, Martin. ” Video footage and historians note that the Reverend King appears to put aside his notes and raises his voice to speak off the cuff, his voice resonating across the throngs of people gathered on the mall in Washington DC, to reach around the world as the speech is being documented, entering the annals of history.