Item #5176 Signed typescript of Dr Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" Coretta Scott King.

Signed typescript of Dr Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech"

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Signed souvenir typescript of Dr King's "I have a dream speech" signed by the wife of Martin Luther King: Coretta Scott King. The page is aprox 7" x 8.5". And is headed " I have a Dream Speech - Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr." The text follows the famous portion of Dr. King speech:

" I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers" Signed in ink: "- Coretta Scott King" Very good condition, with 2 mailing fold.

"I Have a Dream" was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. In the wake of the speech and march, King was named Man of the Year by TIME magazine for 1963, and in 1964, he was the youngest man ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The full speech did not appear in writing until August 1983, some 15 years after King's death, when a transcript was published in The Washington Post. As King waved goodbye to the audience, George Raveling, volunteering as a security guard at the event, asked King if he could have the original typewritten manuscript of the speech. King gave it to him. In 2013, Raveling still had custody of the original copy, for which he has been offered $3,000,000, but he has said he does not intend to sell it however that copy does not include the I have a dream part of the speech, since the original prepared written speech did not include any of the" I have a dream" text that made it one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

Item #5176

Price: $1,400.00