Dr. Martin Luther King once gave a speech in Rocky Mount, North Carolina that energized the city and changed the lives of the people in attendance. Now, after more than 50 years, a forgotten recording of that speech has resurfaced, and the discovery is providing new insight into how one of the most important men in American history came up with his most iconic phrase. In this episode, we listen to the speech with some of the people who were there on that day it was first delivered in 1962, and find out how such an important artifact was lost … and found.
- Listen to more excerpts of the speech and read a transcript at kingsfirstdream.com/transcript/
- Read the story of the speech, from the January 2019 issue of Our State magazine.
Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host
James Mieczkowski: production help
Kimberly Simpson: digital manager
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Additional Music: Lee Rosevere, Blue Dot Sessions
Photograph by J.B. Harren, Courtesy of Andre Knight
Special thanks to Dr. Jason Miller
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