Rocky Mount Telegram article on Rocky Mount Mills fundraiser for Origin of the Dream

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Events to promote MLK speech movie


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King waves to the crowd during the March for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A re-creation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I Have a Dream” speech in Rocky Mount and a fundraising event to help fund a feature-length documentary film about the speech will take place during Black History Month this week in Rocky Mount.

The city of Rocky Mount and Dr. Jason Miller, an English professor at N.C. State University, will be hosting a re-staging of the “I Have a Dream” speech at 6 p.m. Friday in the Booker T. Washington gymnasium. The event will be used as part of a feature-length documentary film called “Origin of the Dream: Hughes’ Poetry and King’s Rhetoric,” which is set to be completed in fall of 2019.

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