November 2015

Performance commemorates MLK speech

By LaMonique Hamilton Staff Writer Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday evening at the Imperial Centre to premiere the Arts Center’s “Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad” exhibit with a presentation combining music, the poetry of Langston Hughes and re-enactments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s precursor to his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech with the trailer for the documentary “Origin of the Dream.” At

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DR. KING’S “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH FIRST DELIVERED IN NORTH CAROLINA

  Never before heard recording of 1962 version in Rocky Mt. revealed   RALEIGH, NC – For many years historians knew that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had first delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount, NC on Nov. 27th, 1962 – eight months prior to his historic rendering of the iconic refrain at the August 28th, 1963 March

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