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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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Origin of a Dream

Origin of the Dream illuminates the unexplored intersections between Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr.. Few even realize that Hughes and King were contemporaries. Yet Hughes died less than a year before King’s assassination. As such, the two exchanged letters and met. The discovery of new evidence reveals that Hughes’ poetry had a direct influence on the ideas used by King in his sermons and speeches from 1956-1968. Meeting

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I Dream a World

— Langston Hughes

I Dream a World

I Dream a World

I have a Dream

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a Dream

I have a Dream