JPMorgan Chase is proud to bring to DSU its exhibition booth celebrating The King Center Imaging Project.
SGA President Shelbe Hudson looks through documents that are part of the exhibition
The exhibition is a digital repository of 200,000 documents from Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement that have been made accessible to the public. Delaware State University is the first stop in the country of this remarkable exhibition, which will be on display in Parlor A of the Martin Luther King Student Center on campus daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1.
The exhibition at DSU is its first stop on its 2013 tour across the Untied States.
The interactive booth showcases digital images of key documents from Dr. King’s correspondence, speeches and sermons. In addition, booth visitors are invited to write their dreams on a ‘My Dream Is’ card and post them on an illuminated Dream Wall.
On Martin Luther King Day 2012, JPMorgan Chase and The King Center formally launched The King Center Imaging Project
, an unprecedented effort to digitize documents from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other key figures and organizations from the Civil Rights Movement. The project’s archive can be visited at www.thekingcenter.org/archive
Dr. Marshall Stevenson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Soc. Sciences, and Provost Alton Thompson search for King-related documents on the exhibition's computer.
The project was initiated at the request of the King Center, which asked JPMorgan Chase to use its technological expertise and financial resources to digitize Dr. King’s Archives and help make them available to new generations of people across the globe. The documents had been available solely to scholars who visited Atlanta. Now anyone, anywhere can learn about Dr. King in a more in-depth and personal way.
A team of more than 300 – including veterans and students at Spelman and Morehouse colleges – digitized about 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, the Letter from Birmingham Jail, and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, can now be viewed around the world at any given moment.