MLK At The Center

Selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection are on public display in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Collection’s approximately 13,000 historically significant artifacts represents much of Morehouse alumnus King’s life and work spanning from 1944 to 1968. The Collection is housed at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and is owned by Morehouse College.

Please see this Fact Sheet for a brief history of the Collection and its collaborating institutions.

*Photography, cell phones, and/or video recording are not allowed in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery.


Fragments is an art installation featuring metal shapes engraved with King’s words in his distinctive handwriting. Designed by Paula Scher and Abbot Miller, the piece captures King’s ideas as they developed on paper. Click on a panel to learn more about where these words appeared in King’s writings.

MLK's Library

Selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection are publicly displayed in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery and includes approximately 1,100 books from King’s personal library along with his handwritten notes.

Zoom in to get a detailed view of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s book collection.

At a night rally in Broad Street Park, a furious Stokely Carmichael delivers his famous “Black Power” speech.

Following Carmichael’s release from jail, march leadership discusses issue of Black Power; unidentified man, Bernard Lee, Andrew Young, Robert Greene, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lawrence Guyot, Harry Bowie, and Stokely Carmichael