Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 286

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(KING, MARTIN LUTHER.) Hear!! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Printed handbill, 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; light edge wear including 1/2-inch chip in one corner, toning. [Nashville, TN]: Darden's Printing, 27-28 September [1961]

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This flier advertises the events scheduled for the annual meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Harry Belafonte was scheduled to open the proceedings with a Wednesday night concert (though he actually cancelled due to health problems). Thursday afternoon featured addresses by the Rev. James M. Lawson and James Farmer of CORE. On Thursday night, Martin Luther King took the stage at the War Memorial Building. According to an article in the next day's Nashville Tennessean, King spoke to a crowd of 2,000, urging support for the voter-registration drive in Mississippi.