1965 Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph/signed "selma" Letter From Ga Study *coa*
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1965 Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph/signed "selma" Letter From Ga Study *coa*:
UP FOR sale IS QUITE POSSIBLY AMONG THE RAREST DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LETTERS EVER TO BE PLACED UP FOR sale. IT IS A JUNE, 1965 LETTER TYPED AND SIGNED BY DR. KING. IT'S CONTENT IS POSITIVELY MIND BLOWING. IT WAS WRITTEN TO ONE OF HIS SCLCBENEFACTORS MRS. LYNN C. FOSTER, OF MIDLAND TEXAS. IN THIS HISTORIC LETTER, DR. KING DISCUSSES THE STRUGGLE FOR AS HE SAYS "NEGRO FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE", AND ALL THE EVENTS AND LEGISLATURE CONCERNING THE EVENTS IN SELMA,1965.. AS YOU KNOW, Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were part of the voting rights movement underway in Selma, Alabama. By highlighting racial injustice in the South, they contributed to passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. Activists publicized the three protest marches to walk the 54-mile highway from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery as showing the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression.. IN THIS LETTER DR.KING DISCUSSES SELMA INMUCH DETAIL"THE VICTORY IN SELMA IS NOW BEING WRITTEN IN CONGRESS". "BEFORE LONG, A MILLION NEGROES WILL BE NEW VOTERS, IN PRACTICE-NEW CITIZENS, AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY NEW PEOPLE." HE GOES ONTO SAY SELMA IS A SHINING MOMENT IN THE CONSCIENCE OF MAN". HE GOES ONTO PRAISECIVIL RIGHTS HERO'S LIKE MRS. VIOLA LIUZZO (SHOT DEAD DURING THE SELMA MARCH BY THE KU KLUX KLAN), REV. JAMES REEB (While participating in the Selma Voting Rights Movement actions in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, he was murdered by white segregationists, dying of head injuries in the hospital two days after being severely beaten) AND MR. JAMES LEE JACKSON (On February 18, 1965, while participating in a peaceful voting rights march in his city, he was beaten by troopers and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. Jackson was unarmed and died eight days later in the hospital.) DR. KING DESCRIBEDALL AS MARTYRS IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.HE ELABORATES ON THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS DETAILING THE EVENTS IN SELMA, CONGRESS AND COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO CHANGE PEOPLES HEARTS AND MINDS. HE DOES THIS QUITE ELOQUENTLY AND WITHOUT TREPIDATION. DR. KING GOES ON TO DISCUSS HOW THE SCLC (SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE) JOINS HANDS WITH CLERGY, LAYMEN, AND PEOPLE OF ALL RACES AND FAITH TO FACE BRUTALITY AND DEATH DAILY. HE ASKS HIS BENEFACTOR TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCLC IN THIS "HISTORIC PERIOD AS AMERICA, OUTRAGED AND AROUSED, BEGINS CASTING OFF, ITS CENTURIES OLD BLIGHT". THIS WAS WRITTENFROM DR. KING'S OFFICE/STUDY AT 332 AUBURN AVE. NE, ATLANTA GA, WHICH IS NOW PROPERTY OF THE"KING CENTER"AND IS CONSIDERED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK". IT COMES WITH AS SEEN, THE ENVELOPE IN WHICH IT WAS DELIVERED TO MRS. FOSTER.
YOU CAN LOOK LONG AND HARD AND YOU WONT FIND ANYTHING LIKE THIS MONUMENTAL, MUSEUM WORTHY LETTER.. IT IS TRULY A ONE OF A KIND PIECE.
THIS LETTER HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY MATTED AND FRAMED TO PRESERVE ITS CONTENT.THE FRAME ITSELF IS A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY OAK VALUED AT OVER 400 DOLLARS. IT MEASURES 23 1/2 X 17 1/4. THIS LETTER WAS ACQUIRED FROM AN ESTATE SALE IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.. IT BELONGED TO THEGRANDSON OF THEWOMAN TO WHOM DR. KING WAS WRITING TO. IT WAS BEQUEATHED TO HIM BY HIS GRANDMOTHER. SHE HAS SINCE PASSED AND WE HAVE ACQUIRED HER ESTATE.. IN HER ESTATE WE FOUND OVER 65 DIFFERENTITEMS ALL PERTAINING TO THE 1960'S STRUGGLE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FREEDOM.. MOST HAVE BEEN SOLD TO THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, AND AN sale HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.. IT COMES WITH A FULL LETTER OF PROVENANCE/COA.. PLEASE NOTE IT IS IN BEAUTIFUL PRISTINE CONDITION.. ANY SHADOWS YOU SEE ARE JUST THAT FROM THE FLASH OF THE CAMERA.. THE LETTER IS VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS.. WE HAVE LISTED THIS AS A BUY IT NOW OR BEST OFFER..WE ASK THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR BEST OFFER, AS WE WILL CONSIDER ANY REASONABLE OFFER..HOWEVER WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS sale FOR ANY REASON AS WE ARE IN TALKS WITH MUSEUMS AND SEVERAL PRIVATE COLLECTORS.. DON'T MISS THIS TRULY ONE OF A KIND PIECE.. IT WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN VALUE OVER THE YEARS.. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TOOWN A PIECE OF HISTORY, THAT HAS LITERALLY NO EQUAL..
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.