Aug 23, 2013
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world with the March on Washington, JPMorgan Chase will bring The King Center Imaging Project booth to the nation's capital this weekend in recognition of the historic event.
The interactive booth showcases digital images of key documents from Dr. King's correspondence, speeches and sermons. The exhibit also features a "Dream Wall," where visitors can write down their dreams and post them on the illuminated wall.
JPMorgan Chase and The King Center collaborated to archive, preserve and share Dr. King's works. By the end of this year, the exhibit will have visited more than 50 locations across the country, sharing materials from Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders with tens of thousands.
The firm's Technology for Social Good program helped The King Center digitize more than 10,000 historic documents. Previously, much of the archive was accessible only to people who visited The King Center in Atlanta, Ga.
In 2011, JPMorgan Chase collaborated with The King Center to create the first global educational website of its kind to feature a comprehensive collection of Dr. King's documents. Along with Dr. King's documents, The King Center Imaging Project includes originals from other key figures and groups involved in the Civil Rights Movement. The website—for the first time—made historical such materials as Dr. King's speeches, sermons and correspondence readily available to anyone with access to the Internet.
JPMorgan Chase contributed $1 million to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which stands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.