September 16-17, 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina

Walking Tour of Experiencing King at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Dr. Martin Luther King made an extraordinary impact on our state's and our nation's struggle for civil rights. This impact can now be experienced and understood anew in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NC State University. Today's exhibits and events feature digitally enabled, immersive experiences of two historic speeches King gave in North Carolina: "A Creative Protest ["Fill Up the Jails"]," which he delivered in Durham on February 16, 1960 and "Facing the Challenge of a New Age," delivered in Rocky Mount on November 27, 1962.

10a-4:00p Open tours of Experiencing King
11a-12:30p Walking tour with Victoria Gallagher, Jason Miller, and Keon Pettiway
12:30-1p Synthia SAINT JAMES unveiling of Origins of the Dream
1-2:30p Walking tour with Victoria Gallagher, Jason Miller, and Keon Pettiway
2:30-3:30p Conversation with David Garrow

Welcome (Station #1: Art Wall)

Historic photographs of Rev. King speaking in Durham, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Art WallJames B. Hunt Jr. Library Art Wall

Introduction: Experiencing King (Station #2: iPearl Immersion Theater)

Documentary film featuring the vMLK project, media coverage of Dr. Miller's "Origins of the Dream" scholarship, and the Royal Ice Cream sit-in that took place in Durham, NC.

iPearl Immersion Theater

Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project (Station #3: Game Lab)

Game-based experience and architectural overview of a rich spatial, visual, and audio environment of White Rock Baptist Church where Dr. King delivered "Fill Up the Jails."

Outside the Game Lab, experience the same speech through Virtual Reality. Headsets will be available there from 10am-4pm.

Game Lab

Origin of King's First Dream (Station #4: Commons Wall)

Documentary film of Rev. King's November 27, 1962 speech, "Facing the Challenge of the New Age," which marked the first time he delivered the famous refrain, "I have a dream.

NextGen Learning Commons

"A Creative Protest [Fill Up the Jails]" (Station #5: Teaching and Visualization Lab)

Immersive, walk-in, collective experience of King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech.

Teaching and Visualization Studio

History and Innovation (Station #6: Creativity Studio)

Historical context and a contemporary timeline of two innovative projects at NC State University on Dr. King's impact on civil rights in North Carolina and around the nation.

Creativity Studio

"Facing the Challenge of a New Age [King's First Dream]" (Station #7: Duke Energy Hall)

An in-depth "look and listen" of "King's First Dream."

Duke Energy Hall