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. Visit the Office of the Morehouse College King Collection online here.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Open September 22, 2016 – January 2017
The newest rotation of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, “…and Justice for All.” looks at Dr. King’s role in the struggle for economic, racial and social justice while examining the Chicago Freedom Movement, the support of labor unions and the importance of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.
Highlights of “…and Justice for All” include:
- Dr. King’s handwritten draft of the “Address on the Civil Rights Act of 1964”
- 1965 “Martin Luther King at Communist Training School” postcard used for propaganda
- A 1966 typed letter to James R. Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from Dr. King
- October 1966 Ebony Magazine, featuring Dr. King’s article “Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom”
- Dr. King’s response to J. Edgar Hoover’s allegations of communism within the Civil Rights Movement
- 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
- David Salk Mandel, Director, Exhibits and Design, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
- Nicole A. Moore, Manager of Interpretation and School Programs, The National Center of Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
The gallery also features a photographed mural of Dr. King's bookshelf as it was left following his assassination. To view a list of the book titles provided by the AUC Woodruff Library Book Collection of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, click here.