Milwaukee hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Imaging Project Exhibit

Milwaukee was one of a select few cities to host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Imaging Project Exhibit this past week. The exhibit was officially opened to the public on Mon., Aug. 27 and ran through Thurs., Aug. 30 at The Milwaukee Public Library on Wisconsin Avenue. Ald. Milele Coggs, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Jim Popp, president of JP Morgan Chase in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Mayor Tom Barrett and Paula Kiely, Library Director. The historical exhibit was initiated at the request of the King Center, which asked Chase to use its technological expertise and financial resources to digitize Dr. King’s archives and help make them available to new generations of people across the globe. The exhibit features such items as Dr. King’s report cards from school, a letter of denial from a segregated school, his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, the letter from the Birmingham jail and nearly 200,000 other documents associated with Dr. King. (Bell photo)