Last week on 16th of January US citizens and people all over the world commemorated the 83rd birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The day also marked an important milestone in the preservation and dissemination of his legacy.
The King Center Imaging Project now offers free online access to the papers of Martin Luther King Jr. The project is financed and overseen by the global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, allowing for the digitisation of about 1 million documents since April 2011. 200,000 of these documents just went online on the latest Martin Luther King Day.
The primary source materials cover a wide range of themes and types of content. New content will be added to the site, so users are encouraged to check the digital archive regularly.
Read more in this USA Today article by Melanie Eversley.