Morehouse College to get King's papers
Items compiled from Tribune news servicesPublished June 25, 2006
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers, manuscripts and books that was set for auction this week will instead be given to his alma mater, officials said.
A group of Atlanta businesses, individuals and philanthropic leaders bought the more than 10,000 items from the King family for an undisclosed amount, Morehouse College President Walter Massey said Friday.
The civil rights leader's handwritten documents and books were expected to sell for $15 million to $30 million at Sotheby's auction house on June 30. Massey said the historically black college near downtown Atlanta would acquire the collection.
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