Season 2, Episode 1: The Dream Returns

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.


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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