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First episode of Origin of the Dream Podcast now available!

Check out Episode One of the Origin of the Dream podcast where Co-Producer Cash Michaels interviews Director Rebecca Cerese and Producer Jason Miller. I couldn’t embed the player so please click on the link below!  

50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his death, Dr. King delivered a powerful and controversial speech at Riverside Church in New York, where he denounced the Vietnam War. This action angered President Johnson, who had been an ally, and alienated many of King’s supporters who wanted him to “stick to Civil Rights.” Sadly, the issues addressed in this speech, are just as relevant, if not more relevant to

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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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  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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I have a Dream

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.