MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S "EXTRAORDINARY MANIFESTO" CALLING FOR A SECOND EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
(KENNEDY, JOHN F.) KING, JR., Reverend Dr. Martin Luther. Appeal To… John F. Kennedy. Atlanta, May 17, 1962.
Rare May 17, 1962 printing of Dr. King’s bold Appeal calling for President Kennedy to issue a “second Emancipation Proclamation,” with this copy, belonging to King’s secretary, the same draft as that delivered to the White House, containing King’s eloquent Preamble urging Kennedy "to remove from American society, once and for all time, the festering cancer of segregation and discrimination… the time has come, Mr. President, to let those dawn-like rays of freedom, first glimpsed in 1863, fill the heavens with the noonday sunlight of complete human dignity." $16,800.