Screenshot from the website. The text plays in a vertical scroll in time with King's speech while the visuals change continuously. Blue text can be clicked to take the user to video interviews, historical media and additional annotations. The user can also change views to see the extemporaneous parts of the speech, what was prepared, and which pieces King left out while standing on the podium.

Freedom's Ring (2013)

Freedom’s Ring (freedoms-ring.org) is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated. The interactive website allows you to compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, watch videos with movement activists, and uncover historical context within the context of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Created for the 50th anniversary of the speech.

Freedom's Ring is a project of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University in collaboration with Beacon Press's Legacy Series. 

Director, Art and Content: Evan Bissell
Design and Programming: Erik Loyer
Content, Curriculum Design and Project Coordinator: Andrea McEvoy Spero
Project Advisor: Dr. Clayborne Carson
Video: Owen Bissell
Project Administration: Regina Covington
Interviews with Aldo Billingslea, Dr. Clayborne Carson, Dorothy Cotton, Miriam Glickman, Kazu Haga, Bruce Hartford, Ericka Huggins, Clarence B. Jones, Kim Nalley, Wazir Peacock and Marcus Shelby.