Voice to the Voiceless

The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection gallery features a rotating exhibition of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019

King: A Champion for Human Rights

As an extension of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Voice to the Voiceless collection will feature documents and other archival content which demonstrates that King not only fought for civil rights in the United States, but broader human rights issues domestically and abroad. Framed against articles from the Declaration, this collection reveals the ways in which King was an advocate for all, with special attention to his international scope and sphere of influence. The collection will also include his correspondence with Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the UN Human Rights Commission and a leading author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

About the Curatorial Team

  • Dr. Vicki Crawford, Ph.D, Director, The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
  • Lauren Tate Baeza, Head of Content, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
  • Sarah Tanner, Head, Archives Research Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
  • Nicole A. Moore, Manager of Education and Museum Content, The National Center of Civil and Human Rights, Inc.

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Visit the exhibit located on The Center’s first floor to learn more about the content in these cases. 

"[Gandhi speaks for us...]"

Dr. King carried a Gandhi’s quote “In the midst of death, life persists. In the midst of darkness, light persists,” coupled with his own remarks on a small piece of paper in his wallet.

"Change Must Come"

Dr. King spoke out on the effects of poverty and its damaging impact to society in this speech given for the United Neighborhood Houses of New York, December 1966.

"The Large House" draft

Written as a chapter draft for his book, Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community, Dr. King described the Large World House and the idea that all of humanity must live together because we could not live without each other.

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