Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 9,100
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
DECLINING TO LEAVE THE SOUTH "BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT TEMPER OF EVENTS" (CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING JR., MARTIN LUTHER. Typed Letter Signed, to Naomi Marshall, gratefully declining an invitation to visit Chicago in the spring. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; minor soiling at lower left, horizontal folds. Atlanta, 16 November 1961

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". . . Because of the present temper of events in this section of the country, I have had to adopt a policy of spending more time in the South. This means that I can accept only a limited number of speaking engagements outside the South in the course of the year. My calendar reveals that I have accepted the maximum number for the Spring of 1962. . . . [I]f things ever let up a bit, we will communicate with you as to the possibility of my coming to Zion. . . ."