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.

Currently on View

“Dr. King and the Connection to the African Continent” looks at the relationship between Dr. King and the peoples of the African Continent, the constant fight for liberation and equality for those of African descent, and the work of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa.

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 “Dr. King and the Connection to the African Continent” collection.

Invitations to Dr. and Mrs. King for various events during Ghana's Independence Celebration in 1957
  • In 1957, Dr. King made his first trip to the African continent for the celebration of Ghana’s independence from Britain.
A Philip Randolph's "Appeal to the People of New York"
  • This letter was a call to action boycotting the New York banks that were involved with the government of South Africa
Correspondence between Dr. King and the Students of Southern Africa
  • Features a letter written by H. Mmakola, secretary for the Students of Southern Africa organization
  • The correspondences question the effectiveness of the Civil Rights Act while the United states retains a diplomatic relationship with South Africa
Documents from the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa (ANLCA)
  • Letter from Harry Belafonte urging those in the United States to demand a cease of business and diplomacy in South Africa
  • Letter from Theodore Brown, Director of the American Negro Leadership Conference to  President Lyndon B. Johnson to oppose South Africa’s rule over South West Africa

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