23 June 2009,
Price realised USD 2,125
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Martin Luther King Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Two-page typewritten letter dated July 16, 1965 on Southern Christian Leadership Conference stationary from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sammy Davis Jr., in which King requests Davis' presence at a benefit in Atlanta, In Atlanta, you would have a completely interracial audience. I am convinced that the audience would be 50 white, so along with the brilliant performance you would give you would also serve the purpose of bringing Negroes and whites together in a way that our nation so desperately needs.
Signed with a secretarial signature Martin in black ink. Accompanied by a black and white portrait of King, and two photos of King and family.
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