Malcolm Jones argues that this Martin Luther King speech should be given more attention:
It's King's Nobel Prize acceptance speech from 1964, and Jones recommends you read it rather than watch it. King's style of delivery on this occasion was different than for other speeches, and Jones fears this could distract from the prose.
Was he nervous? Surely he was. But he had faced tougher crowds than the Nobel audience. No, I think his muted delivery was deliberate. I think he wanted to draw people’s attention away from himself and put it on the substance of his text.
The text, Jones says, reminds of Faulkner and Lincoln.