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Morehouse College Will Get King Documents

The Nation | IN BRIEF / GEORGIA

June 24, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A collection of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s handwritten documents and books won't be sold at auction and instead will be given to his alma mater.

A coalition of business, individuals and philanthropic leaders led by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin bought the collection for an undisclosed amount, said Morehouse College President Walter Massey.

The personal papers of the civil rights leader had been scheduled to be auctioned off June 30 at Sotheby's auction house in New York and were valued at $15 million to $30 million.

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