Martin Luther King (1929–1968) (PF2)

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 11:38:15

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Martin Luther King (19291968) (PF2)

A superb piece of African-American civil rights movement memorabilia signed by Martin Luther King, Jr

We are delighted to offera copy of Mr King's book "Stride Toward Freedom" published by Ballantine Books in 1961. Signed and inscribed in a crisp and clear ballpoint pen on the inside front cover: "To Dick Van Aernam, With Best Wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr"

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Martin Luther King, Jr was voted second in a list of widely admired people of the 20th Century compiled by Gallup, and third in AOL's Greatest Americans poll.

His legacy has empowered a generation and President Obama has been keen to recognise that.

On the eve of his Presidential Inauguration, Barack Obama invoked the spirit of Martin Luther King by helping to decorate a community renovation project in Washington to honour the assassinated civil rights leader.

Not by coincidence did Obama's Acceptance Speech take place 45 years to the day that Dr Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I have a dream' speech on the steps of the Lincoln memorial.

In 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and he was posthumously awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

The book itself has mild rubbing to the covers with a slight crack to the hinge but is in otherwise fine condition and offers a rare opportunity to own a superb piece of African-American History.

Price: 6,000 ($9,900) SOLD. Sorry, this item has already been sold. To be the first to receive news alerts for new stock items please sign up for your free newsletter at the top of the page.

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For further information please contact Adrian Roose @ adrianroose@paulfrasercollectibles.comortelephone +44(0)1179339503

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