As I posted on June 9, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the Marting Luther King, Jr. Collection on beginning on June 30. That said, I was not surprised to read this article in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution which discusses the potential buyers for the King Collection. Former Atlanta mayor, and personal friend of King, Andrew Young has pretty much issued a challenge to the city of Atlanta to purchase the papers, saying “This is a cheap city if it does not come up with enough money to keep that heritage here.”
I was actually surprised to find out that the collection hadn’t been left to Morehouse College (King’s Alma Mater) or added to the items that are kept at the King Center. Where the collection will end up; however, remains to be seen.
Photos of some of the items in the collection can be viewed here. Readers, where would you like to see the collection end up?