Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.
English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK
NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.
When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh
In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.
Recreating MLK’s “Dream” Speech in Rocky Mount
NC State English Professor Jason Miller and others are re-staging Martin Luther King's first "I Have a Dream" speech in Rocky Mount's Booker T. Washington Gymnasium at 6:00 pm on Feb. 23. The recreation will be filmed for use in Miller's documentary film entitled Origin of the Dream.
Experiencing King Uses Technology, Art to Showcase Magnitude of MLK
Hundreds of people came to NC State over the weekend to experience Martin Luther King Jr. from a new perspective. Check out photos from Experiencing King at NC State, and see what attendees had to say on social media.
Experiencing King at NC State
NC State Professor Jason Miller led the effort to preserve the speech and this weekend he is leading an effort to help the public gain new understanding of Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration at NC State called “Experiencing King.” Jason Miller, English, featured.
Experiencing King Weekend Features Unique Performances, Exhibits
Incorporating stage drama, documentary film, audio archives, contemporary art and immersive technologies, Experiencing King at NC State celebrates the civil rights vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as it played out in North Carolina — the subject of innovative digital humanities research by NC State professors Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher.
Finding King’s Speech
An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to hear the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream."
Experiencing King from New Angles
NC State digital humanities scholars are using technology to illuminate Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in new ways, allowing the public to not only read or listen to his speeches, but experience them.