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Smithsonian Podcast with Kevin Young, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture


The Carolinian Dec. 8 1962

The following educational resources include lesson plans and research materials for teaching the connections between Dr. King’s speeches and Langston Hughes’s poetry. Links to other speeches by Dr. King and the poetry of Hughes are also included as well as a video of a celebration of the two men presented by Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s own Imperial Centre.  The dedication ceremony for the grand opening of the History Exhibit in Rocky Mount can also be viewed, and a podcast is available that explains the connections between the poet and the preacher.

Lesson Plans for Teachers

“I Dream a World” GoogleDoodle

Detroit speech

D.C. speech

Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric

Detroit Chiastic Structure


Press Coverage: 1962

The Imperial Centre Celebration: Origin of the Dream

MLK Exhibit Dedication

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