Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Newly Discovered Martin Luther King Papers

Posted By on Tue, Apr 3, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is trying to stop an upcoming auction of the slain civil rights leader’s papers.

The green folder with notes, letters, and speeches believed to be written by King is set to be auctioned off in two weeks. The King Center in Atlanta had no idea the materials existed until Monday; apparently, they've been in the basement of a King friend for decades.

The documents have not been authenticated, but if real, could fetch as much as $300,000. But the King Center says that unless the woman in possession of the papers has documentation they belong to her, they are the property of the center.

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