Lot 232: Martin Luther King, Jr

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RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:42

Lot 232: Two telegrams sent to Marian Bruce Logan by Martin Luther King, Jr., each two pages, 8.5 x 5.5, circa June 1966. Both concern the March Against Fear. One discusses the shooting of James Meredith, who initially planned the march as a solo venture but was shot and wounded on the second day, compelling other activists to continue in solidarity. In part: "The dastardly shooting of James Meredith has compelled the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to join…other organizations to continue his march in support of Negro voter registration and against the crippling fear which has so long enslaved our brothers in Mississippi." The second further explains the plans for the march, in part: "The Mississippi march is scheduled to reach the Tougaloo College campus…This has to be the most successful march that we have ever had." Logan added several notations to both. In overall fine condition, with intersecting folds and overall toning. From the collection of Warren Arthur 'Chip' Logan. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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