A rhetorical digital humanities project of the "Fill Up the Jails" public speech

vMLK Exhibition Showcase at Upcoming 2016 CHASS Lightning Rod

We are planning to showcase versions of the experience in August 2016 during a weekend event at the Hunt Library that is geared toward establishing NC State University as an important center for innovative, humanities-based, civil rights-related scholarship, which is of use and interest to the public. Proposed events include a dramatic portrayal of Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. by well known actors, the work of painter Synthia Saint James, and a walking tour of the Hunt library featuring three humanities-based projects:
  • King’s First Dream— a web site making the restored audio and educational resources available of the first time Dr. King delivered “I have a dream” (Rocky Mount NC, November 27, 1962)
  • Origins of the Dream— a documentary film showing various intellectual connections between Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King
  • vMLK project— a digital media project engaging listeners in immersive experiences of Dr. King’s historically significant “Fill up the Jails” address delivered in Durham in Feb. 1960.
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