Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The King Center Imaging Project

JPMorgan Chase is proud to bring to the University of Delaware their exhibition booth celebrating The King Center Imaging Project.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the University of Delaware in the Perkins Student Center on Tuesday, Feb 5 at 10AM.  

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

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 the University of Delaware , Spelman and Morehouse colleges – digitized about 200,000 pieces of paper 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.

"It's important for JPMorgan Chase to support Dr. King's legacy because of the important values he committed his life to promoting, such as equality, equal opportunity, and quality education for all. People like Dr. Martin Luther King are what made America what it is today. The values he espoused are the values that JPMorgan Chase also tries to stand for around the world," said Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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