A recording, believed to be the earliest where Dr. Martin Luther King conveyed his ‘dream’ was reportedly just found:
August 11, 2015
Before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in front of a massive crowd in Washington DC in 1963, a small group in a high school gymnasium in North Carolina got to hear a preview.
North Carolina State University held an unveiling in the Hunt Library today of the never-before-heard recording of Dr. King giving the speech to Rocky Mount High School on Nov. 27, 1962, nearly a year before the famed rendition on Aug. 28, 1963.
The tape, believed to be the first version of the speech, was discovered by Jason Miller, an English professor at the school. (Hear portions of the tape on ABC-owned station WTVD-TV.)
It used to be thought that the first time Dr. King talked about that was on August 28, 1963 where he said:
Now is the time to lift our ion from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children…
News Presenter: John Hickey.