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    Martin Luther King Jr. Signed Letter to Sammy Davis Jr., Referencing the Selma to Montgomery Marches. A single-page, typed letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sammy Davis Jr., dated April 6, 1965, thanking Davis for his participation in the third Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. It 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 marches ultimately led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.) The letter is signed by King in blue ink and 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!" The letter is in Excellent condition. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
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