Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 261

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MRS. ALBERTA. Ebenezer Baptist Church, program for June 30, 1974. 8 pages, 8vo, original pictorial self-wrappers; heavily annotated by one of the parishioners. Atlanta, 1974

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A rare program and directory for the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and its parishioners from the Sunday that Martin Luther King Jr's mother Alberta Williams King (1904-1974) was assassinated, shot dead while playing the organ. Her assassin was a 23 year-old black man named Marcus Wayne Chenault, who stated that he shot Mrs.King because "all Christians are my enemies." The last two pages of the program, a directory of the parishioners with their names and addresses, has been annotated by another parishioner indicating that most of them had passed away since