In June 2006, the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. were being prepared for auction at Sotheby’s. A group of prominent Atlantans learned of the sale, and pooled their resources in an effort to buy the documents as one collection, and return them to Atlanta. The collection was then transferred to Dr. King’s alma mater, Morehouse College. As the official library of Morehouse, the Robert W. Woodruff Library was granted custodianship of the collection.



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