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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rabia Haynes is bringing his tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  to Memphis.

Haynes wrote the one man show in the 1980’s and revised it recently, saying Dr. King’s ideals are as relevant today as ever.

“Awareness needs to be raised and re-raised concerning the legacy and the values that Dr. King was passionate about.”

Haynes uses some of Dr. King’s speeches, but he also shares original works in his play based on Dr. King’s sermons and teachings.

“I interact with the audience. I tell you about a lot of other things he did like suffering faith, love, law and civil disobedience, trip to Ghandi, non-violence, the only road to freedom. He did so many works that we’re not aware of; that was just as important as ‘I have a dream.'”

Haynes said recent marches and protests in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner showed Dr. King’s message on the importance of non-violent protests still rings true.

“This play is important today to remind us where we are, and we still have a long way to go.”

Haynes offers a modern-day look at the writings of Dr. King and offers a new generation a chance to experience the dream.