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The Whole Staircase: Films Celebrating 400 Years of African American History & Culture

Martin Luther King, Jr's I Have A Dream Speech (2004)

The Library will play Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 2019 - a speech that was delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

Screening Date and Locations

Date: August 28, 2019

Times: 10:00 a.m., noon, and 6:00 p.m.


Palatka Campus Library, L-219C

St. Augustine Campus Library, L-112

Orange Park Campus Library, L-111

All are welcome to these free events!

If you need an interpreter, please email Dr. Will at least 2 days before the event.

Film Information: Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

Run time: 14 minutes

This historical film is not rated.

Closed captioning and transcript available.

Licensed through Kanopy

Resources for Further Exploration: Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

Online Resources

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute

The King Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Books and eBooks at the SJR State Library
Books may be checked out by community patrons as well as SJR State students faculty and staff. If a title is located at another campus, the book may be sent to another campus upon request.

Please note: eBooks are only accessible to currently registered SJR State students, faculty, and staff via MySJRstate due to licensing restrictions.

Celebration • Education • Reflection

H.R.1242/Public Law 115-102, the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, establishes 2019 as a year of "commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619."  The commemoration is intended “to recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African-Americans since 1619; to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States; and to educate the public about the arrival of Africans in the United States; and the contributions of African-Americans to the United States.” In recognition of this commemoration and with the Act serving as a guide, the SJR State Library has organized a year-long series of events that will provide educational experiences and resources to students and the community that celebrate the history and culture of African Americans.

Site created and maintained by Dr. Christina Will. Pages will be added and maintained throughout 2019.
Maintenance will cease at the end of 2019 but this site will remain accessible.