Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Now Available Online

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The King Center has announced that over 200,000 documents relating to and written by King will be available online for the first time.  Items digitized include the handwritten draft of King’s acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, notes on how to end the famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, hand written copies of sermons delivered by King, and numerous photographs.

According to a report in USA Today, the project was organized by King’s son, Martin Luther King III, in conjunction with JP Morgan Chase who financed the imaging of the documents. The digital archive is a dynamic collection; the plan is that eventually all one million documents housed at the King Center will be available on the site.

Visit the archive at http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive. You can browse by topics such as sermons, economics, letters from children, Vietnam, and integration. Or select Spotlights to get an overview of the collection

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Posted on January 16, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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