David Mills
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David Mills
Town and Village

Brooks Memorial Library marks 60th anniversary of historic March on Washington

BRATTLEBORO — Sixty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, poet and performer David Mills will present an hour-long dramatic presentation this Monday, Aug. 28, portraying Dr. King's transformation from his early uncertainties about Civil Rights into the iconic figure he became.

This event, which is free and is accessible to people using wheelchairs, takes place at 7 p.m. in the Brooks Memorial Library's Main Reading Room, 224 Main St.

The show highlights Dr. King's, "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," "I Have a Dream," "Promised Land," "If I had Sneezed," and "Early Days." Mills's presentation explores the public figure and the private man.

Community members who attended the original event 60 years ago are encouraged to share their stories by sending them to [email protected].

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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