Friday, June 23, 2006

King Papers going to Morehouse College








CBS News reports that Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and others came together behind the scenes and negotiated the purchase of the papers for an undisclosed sum*. The official buyer is indicated to be Morehouse College in Atlanta (ATL), Dr. King's alma mater, where they will also be housed. The scheduled Sotheby's auction has been cancelled. Whew!

*Update: originally when CBS News announced this sale (Friday, June 23, 2006) the purchase sum was not disclosed, but identified as more than the papers' $30 million estimated value, apparently that information has changed.

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Audiologo, I saw this and was pleased to hear about the outcome. I hope that the donors will continue to raise money to ensure that the papers are properly housed and cared for, and also available to the broadest range of people--from children to senior scholars--who may want to view them.

 
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