Sunday, June 25, 2006

In Their Rightful Place

It hurt to hear that Martin Luther King's papers were scheduled to be auctioned at Sotheby's next week. Sure, the civil rights leader's adult children stood to make millions from the hand-written speeches, papers, documents and books, but nevertheless it was distressing to hear that they were willing to sell their own -- and America's -- legacy.

The good news is that a consortium of Atlanta business people including Mayor Shirley Frankin, who, by the way, is a Philadelphian, have acquired the archives for Morehouse University, King's alma mater. That insures that they will be taken care of, and more importantly, made available to the public.


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