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    Sale 2342 | Lot 214
    Price Realized: $4,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2342 Lot 214

      (CIVIL RIGHTS.) ABERNATHY, RALPH. Sermon:"A Short Letter to Martin Luther King. 13 pages, folio ribbon copy of Abernathy's Sermon on the passing of Martin Luther King Jr. Atlanta. April 7, 1968

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      the rare original typed ribbon copy of ralph abernathy's sermon on the passing of martin luther king jr delivered only four days after King's assassination. No one could have written this sermon better than Abernathy who had been together with King from the start of the struggle. "Eternal God, our heavenly father . . . We thank thee not only for the hills and the mountains, for the night and for the day, but we come this morning to especially thank thee for Martin Luther King Jr. We want to thank you that we were privileged for a brief period to walk in his shadow. We want to thank you that his light, the radiant light of his brilliant personality, shone upon us… "

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,500