King Jr., Martin Luther (ON HOLD)

1968 in-person signature received at his last university speech

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Description:
(1929-1968) Baptist minister, led 1956 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, founder & president of the Southern Christian Leadership Council 1957. Advocate of peaceful nonviolent desegregation, received 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Assassinated in Memphis April 4, 1968. In-person ballpoint pen signature on 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 paper piece, with magazine portrait of Dr. King speaking at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. This signature was received in person Jan. 19, 1968, when Dr. King delivered the convocation speech, "The Future of Integration" before 7,000 people in the Ahearn Field House at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, which would be his last university speech. In his address, Dr. king stated: "We have come a very, very long way, but we have a very, very long way to go before we have a truly just society."

Condition: Good, old tape stains at corners which would mostly mat out, vertical crease thru top of "M" and "a" in signature, small nick at top center
Type:Signature






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