Page from King’s Dream speech up for sale

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a typed final page from his “I Have a Dream” speech. Maude Ballou (88), who worked as King’s secretary from 1955 to 1960, is selling the items on October 17 in New York through Texas-based Heritage Auctions. A portion of the proceeds is to be used to establish an education fund at Alabama State University. Items awaiting sale include a handwritten letter King sent to Ms. Ballou while touring India in 1959 to learn more about Mahatma Gandhi’s campaign of non-violent resistance. (In picture, a note card with talking points for a speech made by King that is up for sale.) — AP



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