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OCT 2016 – vMLK featured at the 2016 Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric

On October 21, the 2016 Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric focused on “three texts from contemporary rhetorical theory that leverage the concept of energy to build their argument—and discuss them with reference to a specific, concrete example of public address.” The vMLK project was featured

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OCT. 2016 – White Rock Baptist Church celebrates 150th anniversary

This year, White Rock Baptist Church (WRBC) celebrates 150 years of service. Recent events included a Sesquicentennial Worship Service, Heritage Golf Tournament, and Anniversary Luncheon. King’s speech in Durham, held at the White Rock Baptist Church, was titled “A Creative Protest,” and

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OCT 2016 – vMLK project presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Meeting

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Dr. Victoria Gallagher presented “The vMLK Project: Crafting a Necessary Space to Explore Black History and Civic Transformation” as part of the Black Time Travel: History Telling in Virtual Space panel at the  101st Association for the Study of

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SEP. 2016 – vMLK project featured at “Experiencing King” walking tours

Dr. Martin Luther King made an extraordinary impact on our state’s and our nation’s struggle for civil rights. On September 16-17, This impact was experienced and understood anew in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NC State University. The Saturday

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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

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vMLK Team Pilots a 2015-2016 Immersive Learning Environment Project

The Virtual MLK Project team has created a pilot project for COM 110, Public Speaking, an introductory foundational course at NC State University in public speaking skills. The project provides a unique opportunity for students to share an immersive experience of public

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vMLK Project exhibition, presentation, and panel discussion at 2015 COM Week

The Department of Communication will host an annual event that includes workshops, panel discussions, and lectures. This year, the Virtual MLK Project will be featured as a public exhibition, presentation, and panel discussion at COM Week 2015. For more information

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EVENT RESCHEDULED: Join us on February 23 at Hunt Library to commemorate the 55th anniversary of “Fill Up the Jails”

Please note: Due to inclement weather, the 55th anniversary planned for Monday, February 16, 2015 has been rescheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm. On behalf of the Virtual MLK Project at North Carolina State University, you are invited

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PRESS RELEASE: NC State University researchers celebrate the 55th anniversary of MLK’s “Fill up the Jails” historic speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keon Pettiway or Dr. Victoria Gallagher NC State University Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project Email: kmpettiw@ncsu.edu or vgallagh@ncsu.edu NC State University researchers celebrate the 55th anniversary of “Fill up the Jails” by releasing a digital

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News 14, WRAL 5, and The Herald Sun cover the Virtual MLK Project

The publicity efforts for the June 8, 2014 reenactment held at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham led to international recognition of the event and larger Virtual MLK project by media outlets such as the the Associated Press, World News

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