Please Don’t Do A Christopher Columbus On The Dr. Martin L. King I Have A Dream Speech Done In Rocky Mount NC


Rocky Mount and Booker T. Washington High School friends and family are honored and proud. But one correction please…we all knew about the tape. It has been played numerous times on local cable stations for years! Please don’t do a Christopher Columbus on us! We appreciate the technology that the professor employed to help us hear the speech better. I in no way want to diminish the significance of the professor’s work. We thank you so much for your assistance and sharing this with the world! But it was not a new ‘discovery.’ I only wish you or someone you worked with contacted the right people in Rocky Mount to help you create appropriate context in the unveiling press release. Reuben Blackwell

Dr. King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was born in North Carolina

An N.C. State University professor has restored old reel-to-reel tapes from a public library in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, proving that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

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