Special screening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech - BlueStone Press
September 19, 2018

Special screening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech

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In honor of MLK Day, the Rosendale Theatre presents, from 2-5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, the exceptional showing of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, followed by a short film by local documentarian Nan Bress featuring community members stating the dreams they have. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a sing-along of iconic civil rights protest songs, and then, shortly after, everyone in attendance will be offered birthday cake served in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. After a short break, at 3:15 p.m. there will be a screening of the PG-13 film “Marshall” (about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases). Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was originally delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, in which Dr. King calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. There is no admission charge for this afternoon of community strength, hope and perseverance, at Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. For more information, call 658-8989 or visit rosendaletheatre.org.


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