Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is just around the corner (January 20th), and this month is an important time to honour his hard work and achievements in the Civil Rights Movement.
In an October 2013 auction Maude Ballou, a former secretary and personal friend of King, auctioned off thirty-nine pieces of history as she sold artifacts from their time together as civil rights activists. Part of the collection featured in the New York gallery of Heritage Auctions sale was letters written from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Ballou as he prepared to return to the United States after a visit to India. The letters are an intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the twentieth century’s most influential people and are an important part of world history.
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