Historical and Project Timeline

Just days after the start of the Greensboro sit-ins In February 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would become a widely influential speech titled, “A Creative Protest.” Despite their historical and rhetorical significance, the old White Rock sanctuary was razed and there were no known recordings of King’s influential speech. So, investigators on the Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project began with a digital humanities vision: to develop an immersive recreation (an interactive digitally rendered experience) of this historic moment in the US civil rights movement. The resulting vMLK project provides students, scholars, and citizens a deeper encounter with civil rights history and a new understanding of the nature and process of social transformation.