Antiques in American History - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collectible Items As part of the WIW2U groupís Antiques in American History series, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a browse through the WIW2U Groupís database has pulled up some interesting items related t
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - As part of the WIW2U groupís Antiques in American History series, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a browse through the WIW2U Groupís database has pulled up some interesting items related to this enigmatic man and his movement.
The first is a letter which will be of interest to both Kennedy collectors as well as Martin Luther King Jr. collectors. It is a signed letter from Robert Kennedy concerning the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King. This was signed May 22nd 1968 and is in very good condition. To see more details about this inherited item follow this link.
Our next item is a collectorís centerpiece in American history. It is an original 16 page funeral program dated April 9, 1968 from the services for Martin Luther King Jr. It was passed down to a grandchild from someone who attended the funeral. This is a rarity given that there were relatively few funeral programs printed because of the limited amount of people that could attend. Also adding to the value is the condition of the appraised item. This mint collectorís item was put in a plastic protective sleeve since the day of the funeral. To take a peek at what the appraiser said about this item follow this link.
Our last piece of memorabilia isnít as valuable as the first two but historically, it is still of great significance. A Martin Luther King JR. telegram sent March 18th 1965 to the Amalgamated Lace Operatives of America to join the march in Alabama. This item was part of a ďmass mailingĒ effort which in turn lacks the personal touches signed by Dr. King himself. Although the telegram isnít in top condition, this memento marks a time in history. To see the telegram follow the link.
Dr. King was a leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964 he became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work promoting nonviolence and equal treatment of every race. Considered by many to be one of the greatest public speakers in U.S. history, Dr. King often called for personal responsibility in fostering world peace. Kingís most influential and well-known public address is the ďI Have A DreamĒ speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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