Martin Luther King Papers Go Online Today

MLK MemorialThere is the handwritten draft, complete with cross-outs, of Martin Luther King‘s acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. There are notes about the ending of King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech. And there are charming letters he received from children.

These and other King papers — 200,000 documents
in all — will be available online for the first time today, as the
nation marks Martin Luther King Day.

The King Center Imaging Project, financed and overseen by JPMorgan Chase, offers free public access to the papers at

The project came about after Martin Luther King III contacted Chase about preserving the documents, said Chase’s Ali Marano, project facilitator. AT&T Business Solutions and EMC also contributed.

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SOURCE: Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY