Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The King Center Imaging Project Goes Live on Monday, Thousands of Never-Before-Seen Documents Will Be Available Online

Posted on January 12, 2012 by


Direct to King Center Archive (Live Monday, January 16, 2012)

From a News Release:

JPMorgan Chase & Co.  working in partnership with AT&T Business Solutions and EMC, along with The King Center, today announced that The King Center Imaging Project’s website – www.thekingcenter.org/archive – will go live on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The King Center Imaging Project is a digitization effort to preserve and make publicly available the tens of thousands of documents from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other key figures and organizations from the Civil Rights Movement housed at The King Center. As of Monday, January 16, this unprecedented effort will be showcased on The King Center’s website, which was completely redesigned by JPMorgan Chase.

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Over the past 9 months, JPMorgan Chase built a team of over 200 individuals to execute the Project. The team consisted of imaging and archival experts, U.S. military veterans from The Veterans Curation Program, students from Morehouse and Spelman Colleges (the alma maters of the King Family), Kennesaw State University and Emory University, Civil Rights Scholars, as well volunteers from JPMorgan Chase. Project members focused on digitizing close to 200,000 documents associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s most famous speeches and correspondence, such as his I Have a Dream speech, Letter from Birmingham Jail, and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, can now be viewed around the world at any given moment.

See Also: Syracuse U. & The King Center Announce The King Center Audio and Visual Digitization Project  (November 16, 2011)
Another digitization project first announced in November.

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