THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, CHAMPIONED BY THE BAPTIST MINISTER, WAS SIGNED INTO LAW 50 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT LOTS FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES
8NUMBER OF NOTECARDS (above) King used to deliver a speech, circa December 1959, to his congregation at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. The cards sold for $31,250 at an October 2013 auction.
NUMBER OF PAGES in King’s 1967 book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, inscribed “To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts With Best Wishes for Peace and Brotherhood Martin Luther King, Jr.” This copy sold for $5,228 in September 2011.