Dr. King's Tar Heel Travels
Posted January 15, 2007 8:28 a.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2007 7:25 a.m. EST
Dr. King made his first visit to Greensboro on February 11, 1958. He gave two speeches at Bennett College. He told the crowds: "We are breaking loose from the Egypt of segregation and moving into the promised land of integration." Dr. King returned to Greensboro in 1963 to pay tribute to the students who staged the historic sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter.