Martin Luther King Jr. Signed Letter Bas Psa Coa
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Martin Luther King Jr. Signed Letter Bas Psa Coa:
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SIGNED LETTER
MUSEUM-CALIBER FRAME INCLUDED
A typed letter signed "Martin" to "Mrs. Marie Rodell" who was his literary agent.The letter reads in full: "This is a thank you for your letter of April 9. I agree that Mrs. Popper should be getting some money at this time. Therefore, I would suggest that you turn the five hundred dollars over to her "I will be getting some pictures about the middle of next week. I discovered that I had very few on hand. The photographer who kept with the protest from beginning to end has only negatives left, and he stated that it will not be possible for him to develop them before next Tuesday. As soon as I get them I will send them directly to New York." The pictures Dr. King referred to were for his first book 1958's Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story that chronicled the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mrs. Popper, whom he mentions in the letter, was the editor of many of King's writings. *** This letter is in excellent condition but the signature is somewhat light. ***
It is written on Dr. King's SCLC letterhead. Measures 8.5" x 11". Dated April 12, 1958. ____________MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). King was an American civil rights leader the and Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1964. The son of a Baptist minister, King received his B.D. from Crozier Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Boston University. He first gained prominence by leading a year-long, non-violent boycott of the Montgomery bus system. He later founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and became its first president. He was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1964, and the next year, led a march from Selma to Montgomery to secure voting rights. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, where he was assisting in a strike by city workers.
Museum-quality archival frame (the frame is not brand new but is in great condition... you will have no problem putting it up on your wall as is. We mention this for full disclosure). The frame has acid-free cloth mattes with wrapped edges around all of the cutout windows, UV Plexiglass, and is a high-end wood Larsen-Jul frame. Framed with a professional photo/image and descriptive plaque. This is a $550 - $700 frame.Sold with a full page Letter of Authenticity from independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services (BAS). BAS is the most respected third-party authenticator in the industry.
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