Dr. Clarence B. Jones is the co-author of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. Jones graduated from Palmyra High School in 1949 and has dedicated his entire life to the Civil Rights Movement.
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Dr. Clarence B. Jones speech to the Palmyra High School student body in Palmyra, New Jersey in June 2017. Nearly 70 years, since he gave his valedictorian speech to the PHS Class of 1949, Dr. Jones returned to inspire current students. Words that will inspire all!
After becoming Dr. Martin Luther King’s speechwriter, attorney and friend and travelling the world as a social advocate spreading MLK’s message of empowerment, hope, love and peace, Dr. Jones returned to his beloved
alma mater to inspire students to love themselves, to be the very best that they can be and to dedicate themselves to the pursuit of personal excellence.