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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