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.

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Honoring a Legacy: Women of the Civil Rights Movement: 

The role of women is often overlooked when speaking of the legacy of the American Civil Rights Movement. This rotation of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection shines a light on some of these outstanding individuals. Highlight nine women who either inspired, worked alongside or influenced Dr. King, this exhibit introduces visitors to hidden figures in the fight for justice and equality.

Included in the exhibit are: Mrs. Coretta Scott King, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. King’s literary agent, Joan Daves.

About the Curatorial Team

  • Dr. Vicki Crawford, Ph.D, Director, The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
  • Andrea Jackson, 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.

Additional Resources

THIS EXHIBIT INCLUDES

Visit the exhibit located on The Center’s first floor to learn more about the content in these cases. This is just a small sample of what you will find in the “Honoring a Legacy: Women of the Civil Rights Movement” collection.

"The Advantages of Attending an Integrated School"
  • Notecards in Mrs. King’s hand gives students advice on the advantages of entering an integrated college
Citizen Education Proposal for 1965-1970

In a proposal to move the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Citizen Education program forward, Septima Clark sought to expand the program into Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Letter from Joan Daves to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Ms. Daves advises Dr. King to put some of the earnings from his book Why We Can’t Wait aside for his family, instead of donating all earnings to charity.

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