Thursday, January 11

The King Papers

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It's a magnificent exhibition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings, from his early beginnings as a student at Morehouse College, to the speech he made hours before he was assassinated in 1968. It's intimate, it's inspiring, and the historic exhibit titled, "I Have a Dream: The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection," is set to open to the public on Monday at the Atlanta History Center.

On Tuesday, the media was given a preview of the exhibit. Some 600 personal artifacts from college transcripts, to handwritten sermons, and his book collection are all on display. The city of Atlanta purchased the King documents for 32-million dollars. The items were almost auctioned off, but now this priceless collection is being shared with the public for a limited time.

The King Papers, are amazing.

I spoke to Phillip Howard with Morehouse College, and broadcast journalist Angela Robinson about the significance of the exhibit.

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