Monday, January 16, 2012

Thousands of Martin Luther King documents online for first time

The King Center, established by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King, is adding thousands of documents online for the first time today:

There 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 link to the King Center can be found in the links section on the right hand side of this page.

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