A rhetorical digital humanities project of the "Fill Up the Jails" public speech

Public Address and Digital Humanities

The digital humanities angle of the vMLK project was of interest to us. How do we recreate a public address digitally when there is no existing audio recording and the visual record is limited to still photographs of the event? What would a recreation of the event mean for our understanding of the original event? What are the technical challenges of (re)creating an immersive experience of an historic event? These were all questions brought to the fore by this project.