Saturday, June 24, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Sold to Group in Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Andrew Young, and a host of civic, education and business leaders have struck a deal with the family of Martin Luther King Jr. to buy an extensive collection of the civil rights leader's writings for $32 million.

Coretta Scott King for years kept the collection in the basement of her west Atlanta home after her husband's assassination in 1968. Sotheby's first tried to sell the papers in 2003 for the King estate — which at the time included Coretta Scott King, who died Jan. 30, and her four grown children: Dexter, Bernice, Martin III and Yolanda. At that time, Sotheby's could not come to an agreement on terms with the family.

The papers will be going "home" to Morehouse College in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King, Jr. received his bachelors degree.

plez sez: "Yes" with a triumphant fist pump!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well the King heirs finally struck it rich-they should be elated that they made themselves millionaires from the legacy their father died for. BLOODMONEY!!