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Sought-after typed letter signed on one page of 8.5” x 11” of “Southern Christian Leadership Conference” letterhead, dated July 19, 1963. The lengthy letter is signed at the conclusion by King in blue ballpoint pen, “Martin.” Written to Dr. Hamilton T. Boswell of Jones Methodist Church in San Francisco, California, the letter reads, in part: “I had high hopes of being able to accept your very gracious invitation to speak for the San Francisco Conference on Religion and Race…I had planned a People-to-People Tour of the State of Louisiana for the very week of your meeting…I’m sure that you can understand the very difficult schedule under which I am laboring these days. We are always indebted to you for your constant support. Such moral and financial support are of inestimable value for the continuance of our humble efforts.” Given that a mere month later, on August 28, 1963, King would be delivering his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” during the March on Washington, this time period was indeed a busy one for the Civil Rights leader—a fantastic signed King piece from one of the most important periods of his career.
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963 “I Have a Dream” Era Typed Letter Signed (Beckett/BAS Authentication)
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