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    Martin Luther King Jr. Signed Letter to Sammy Davis Jr. (1965). The spirit of the American civil rights movement during a turbulent era of our nation's history is embodied in this fantastic document.
    This single-page typed letter, on Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal stationery, dated April 6, 1965, was written by Dr. King to entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., thanking him for his participation in the the third Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, held on March 25, 1965. The marches marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights movement, and, ultimately, led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, outlawing discriminatory voting practices.
    The letter reads in part: "Dear Sammy: The march from Selma to Montgomery was 50 miles. It was a long walk, but it is a symbol that those who have suffered deprivation and brutality can make their voices heard and that freedom will one day be not a cry in the dark, but a living, breathing proclamation that we have overcome, and that a whole nation has turned to a new course."
    The letter is signed by King in blue ink, and also features a handwritten postscript that reads: "P.S. Atlanta is looking forward to your coming. It will be one of the great days of the South!" It is in Excellent condition, and has been matted and framed along with a b&w image of King and description plaque, to an overall size of 23" x 19". Requires third party shipping.


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    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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