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Martin Luther King Jr. in front of a crowd.

Jan 10, 2024

The Day King Addressed Campus — and the Klan Marched on Raleigh

Professor Jason Miller has discovered footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching in downtown Raleigh and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving a speech in Reynolds Coliseum — both of which happened on the same day. 

Dr Kendi addresses a crowd of students, staff and faculty at Stewart Theater

Jan 16, 2020

Ibram X. Kendi and the Call for Antiracism

Award-winning author and scholar Ibram X. Kendi visited NC State to explore the future of racial justice in America and discuss what it means to be an antiracist. 

Jan 14, 2020

Podcast: 1966 – MLK and the KKK in Raleigh

On July 31, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Reynolds Coliseum. Jason Miller explains why the event has been lost to history until now. 

Protesters march during a Ku Klux Klan rally in downtown Raleigh, one of the never-before-published photos that will be on display at the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery next Wednesday. [Photo courtesy of State Archives of North Carolina].

Jan 9, 2020

Landmark Exhibit Unearths History

In "When MLK and the KKK Met in Raleigh," NC State English professor Jason Miller reveals never-before-developed- or displayed photos from Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1966 visit to Raleigh. 

North Carolina historical marker for Dr. Martin Luther King's speech given in Rocky Mount.

Jan 15, 2019

Describing the Dream: Studying Martin Luther King Jr. at NC State

Researchers, digital humanities experts and musicians at NC State keep finding new ways to explore King's life and legacy. 

Jan 12, 2017

NC State’s MLK Day Commemoration Speech Rescheduled

Television personality and author Roland Martin will be the featured speaker at NC State's Martin Luther King Day commemoration. His speech, postponed from last week because of inclement weather, will be Monday, Jan. 23, at Stewart Theatre. 

Keon Pettiway, Ph.D. in rhetoric, communication and digital media, stands by the solar sculpture in front of NC State's Hunt Library.

May 4, 2016

Recreating MLK

Keon Pettiway — Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric and digital media — has been a key member of the Virtual MLK Project at NC State.