A Broadway producer was in Rocky Mount this week, developing a plan to commemorate the first stage where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech as well as incorporating that legacy into the musical “I Dream” about the civil rights leader’s life.
“The fact that Martin Luther King came here as part of his speaking circuit and essentially used Rocky Mount to test this speech and motivate people prior to D.C. is huge,” said producer Bruce D. Long, president and CEO of Eye Opening Entertainment. “Many times the importance of North Carolina in the civil rights movement is unclear or obscure or overlooked, so I want to raise awareness of that – and the fact that Rocky Mount had such significance is something I want to raise awareness about. (Source: Read more)