New Site Records Readings of MLK's 'Dream' Speech - NBC4 Washington

Commemorating the anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

New Site Records Readings of MLK's 'Dream' Speech



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    WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: (FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the "March on Washington" where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. 04 April, 2005 marks the 37th anniversary of the assassination of King, who was shot 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

    The National Park Foundation is launching a new website to allow people to record their own readings of Martin Luther King Jr.'s ``I Have a Dream'' speech.

    The site launched Monday at Organizers say it creates an audio mosaic of voices reading the speech. Some celebrities and prominent figures have contributed recordings, including President Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

    The site also includes more than 200 images of the 1963 March on Washington. Some have never been published before. There is also archival footage and interviews.

    The National Park Foundation created the site with Google and digital company Organic.

    The website and mobile app will also be presented in an exhibit Wednesday on the National Mall. Participants in the 50th anniversary commemoration will be able to record their voices.