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SCC Student Performs Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

tyler(March 1, 2013) Tyler Louis Robinson, a Stanly Community College (SCC) student and member of Momentum, SCC’s Minority Male Mentoring Program, recently performed Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech for faculty, staff, and students. His mother Debra Robinson and his grandmother Gertrude Robinson along with members of the community attended the event.

Mr. Robinson, a North Stanly High School graduate, is in his second semester as an SCC liberal arts student and is a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Badin, NC. He first heard the I Have a Dream speech when he was around seven years old. At that time he didn’t realize the significance of the piece, but as he read it over and over through the years he began to grasp the impact, the importance of Dr. King, and his vision.

Mr. Robinson added, “The more I read it, the more it grew on me; it made sense as I got older.  My parents have always stressed the importance of Black History, the importance of our heritage, and education.  The speech is my favorite because it’s powerful, has depth and highlights the African American struggles in this country, more specifically related to the South during the 50’s and 60’s.”

Recently Mr. Robinson performed the I Have a Dream speech during the Martin Luther King breakfast at the E. E. Waddell Center, and he noted that he had been asked to do the speech many times over the past few years.  Mr. Robinson plans to continue his studies in performance and theater.

For more information about SCC’s Minority Male Mentoring Program, please contact Andell McCoy at 704-991-0298.


Tyler Louis Robinson, SCC Liberal Arts Student