Origins of the Dream

Mar 25

Origins of the Dream

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Zabriskie Hall

Dr. Jason Miller, Professor of English at NC State University and author of the book Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, will join us to discuss his documentary film project on the same topic.

Dr. Miller’s recent discovery of a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first use of the signature phrase “I have a dream,” invoked in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, over nine months before the March on Washington, captures the startling new connection between Dr. King and poet Langston Hughes.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for sale, provided by Asheville’s own Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe.
Artwork above by Synthia Saint James, Origin of the Dream, commissioned by Professor Miller