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Villanova Commemorates MLK’s Famous Address

Members of the Villanova community gathered today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic and stirring “I Have a Dream” speech. The celebration included a communal reading of Dr. King’s text and the performance of a poem by Langston Hughes. Those in attendance lucky enough to witness the original March on Washington in 1963 shared their thoughts on that historical event and the importance of its anniversary.

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Students read a poem written by Langston Hughes.

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DeVon Jackson leads off the reading of the speech.

The African American Studies Center has the text of the original speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King.

You can also find a digitized type-script version on the King Center web site.

The Library has many books, articles and online resources about Dr. King.

Corey Waite Arnold is a writer and intern on the Communication and Publications Team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

Photographs by Laura Hutelmyer, photography coordinator for the Communication and Publications Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management

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Last Modified: August 28, 2013