Voice to the Voiceless
The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
The first floor of The Center will be closed (including the Voice to the Voiceless gallery) Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 17, 2019, for preparations of the new exhibition, Fragments. Read more about Hours of Operation.
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.
Coming Soon: January 19, 2019 – March 15, 2019
The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
This rotation commemorates what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday by celebrating some of his most well-known works. On display will be prized selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, including King’s notes on Normalcy- Never Again, the speech that would become famously known as I Have a Dream, as well as outlines of The Drum Major Instinct, and drafts of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and Beyond Vietnam. Preliminary versions of his works provide insight into the mind of King as he observed the social and political climate of his time and crafted some of the world’s most iconic speeches and sermons. King’s pen alternates from frenetic to thoughtful and pensive, inviting viewers to imagine the corresponding urgency or thoughtfulness of a moment- King’s fears and his hopes. Personal items on view include correspondence with leaders such as Thurgood Marshall and President John F. Kennedy, as well as King’s college transcripts and selections from his doctoral dissertation.
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.
- Nicole A. Moore, Manager of Education and Museum Content, The National Center of Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
- View a list of the book titles provided by the AUC Woodruff Library Book Collection of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection
- Visit the Office of the Morehouse College King Collection online here.
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THIS EXHIBIT INCLUDES
Visit the exhibit located on The Center’s first floor to learn more about the content in these cases.
King’s notes on Normalcy- Never Again, the speech that would become famously known as I Have a Dream
Drafts of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech
King’s college transcripts and selections from his doctoral dissertation
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