Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Martin Luther King's papers up for auction

From David Bollier: "The announced auction of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal papers promises to be a test of the content of our character as a nation. Will the collection of 10,000 papers be sold to the highest bidder and then re-sold piecemeal to collectors who regard the documents as trophies or investments? Or will this priceless cache of documents be acquired by a public institution that will preserve them intact and make them available to future generations of Americans?"

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