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Our Work on the Web

January 15th, 2016 marks the launch of www.kingsfirstdream.org, which coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. The website features photographs, transcripts, audio, and other educational resources documenting the life and works of the great civil rights activist.

George Blood, L.P. is proud to have had a hand with the content in this website, which was in the form of aiding in the digitization of a recording of Dr King's 'I Have A Dream' Speech. While the most famous version of this speech was given in Washington, D.C. in August of 1963, it was also given eight months earlier in Rocky Mount. The recording was uncovered by W. Jason Miller, a Professor of English at North Carolina State University. Miller brought the recording to us to have it digitized, giving us a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the preservation of our nations audio heritage.

Take the time to explore the website and experience the audio recording of the speech. Hearing the impassioned words of Dr. King, recorded over five decades ago, reminds the listener both how far we've come as well as how far we have yet to go. May his dream live on, and some day be realized in full.


Image courtesy of the Mary Ferrell Foundation


Our Work in the News

The New York Times "Witness to Apocalypse". The New York Times, New York, NY, September 8 2011. http://nyti.ms/nuRU31

This article highlights the importance of audio preservation. George Blood Audio and Video worked with Columbia University to migrate the digital files off of the MiniDisc format for access and preservation.

Indiana University Bloomington "Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation: Strategies and Solutions". Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, September 2011. http://www.indiana.edu/~medpres/

"Meeting the Challenge is the result of a year of research and planning by a campus-wide task force charged with addressing the problems identified in the earlier IU Bloomington media preservation survey report published in 2009. Meeting the Challenge explores a range of topics related to the preservation and conservation of audio, video, and film, including: guiding preservation principles, facility planning, prioritization, digitization methodologies, strategies for film, principles for access, technological infrastructure needs, and engagement with campus units and priorities. Although developed specifically for the Bloomington campus, the findings and analyses in Meeting the Challenge may be useful to universities and other organizations with media holdings".

 

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