King Center Imaging Project Exhibition on Campus Will Be on Display Sept. 30-Oct. 1
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is bringing its exhibition booth celebrating the King Center Imaging Project to the Syracuse University campus on Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The booth, which showcases digital images of key documents from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s correspondence, speeches and sermons, will be on display in the Panasci Lounge in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center until 9 p.m. on Monday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Those viewing the exhibition will also be invited to write their dreams on a “My Dream Is” card and post it on an illuminated “Dream Wall” within the exhibition.
A reception will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the lounge’s Menschel Gallery, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Those planning to attend the reception are asked to R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. The SU exhibition is a stop on a nationwide tour.
JPMorgan Chase and the King Center formally launched the King Center Imaging Project, an effort to digitize documents from King and other key figures and organizations from the Civil Rights Movement, on Jan. 16, 2012, Martin Luther King Day.
The collaborative effort between the King Center and JPMorgan Chase has helped make these key documents from the Civil Rights Movement available to new generations of people across the globe. Previously, the documents had been available solely to scholars who visited Atlanta. The imaging project provides opportunities for anyone, anywhere to learn about King in a more in-depth and personal way.
“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,” says Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. “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.”
A team of more than 300–including veterans and students at Spelman and Morehouse colleges–digitized about 200,000 documents associated with King, including his “I Have a Dream” speech, the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. The project archive can be accessed at http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive.
“Through an unprecedented digital image project undertaken by our collaborator, JPMorgan Chase, we are extremely excited to be hosting such an outstanding piece of work that shows the importance and impact of Dr. King’s legacy on our country,” says Gina Lee-Glauser, SU’s vice president for research.