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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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"I HAVE A DREAM": FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE DAY THEY MARCHED, 1963

(KING Jr., Martin Luther) (BENNETT Jr., Lerone) SAUNDERS, Doris, ed. Day They Marched. Chicago, 1963.

First edition, first printing, issued within weeks of the March on Washington, featuring one of the earliest printings in book form of Dr. King's epic speech—I Have a Dream—along with a lead essay by renowned African American historian Lerone Bennett, Jr., and more than 100 photographic illustrations including images of Dr. King, Mahalia Jackson, Congressman John Lewis and many more, an exceptional record in original color photographic wrappers of that momentous August day when thousands crossed America for "a call to the national conscience… a rendevous with history." $1350.

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BLACK HISTORIAN LERONE BENNETT'S 1964 BIOGRAPHY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., INSCRIBED BY CORETTA SCOTT KING TO AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY WHO WELCOMED THEM TO OSLO WHEN DR. KING RECEIVED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

(KING, Coretta Scott) (TIBBETTS, Margaret) BENNETT, Lerone, Jr. What Manner of Man. Chicago, 1964.

First edition of "one of the first major biographies" of King, published only weeks before he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an especially memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by Coretta Scott King to American Ambassador Tibbetts, who welcomed them to Oslo and was present at King's acceptance speech, warmly inscribed by Mrs. King, "To Ambassador Tibbetts, With deep appreciation and warm personal regards—Coretta Scott King." $1200.

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MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, BOLDLY SIGNED BY FAITH RINGGOLD

RINGGOLD, Faith. My Dream of Martin Luther King. New York, 1995.

First edition of a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by famed African American artist and author, boldly signed in gold ink on the pictorial half title by her, with 26 splendid color illustrations, including the striking image of Dr. King on the original dust jacket. $350.

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