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  About the Morehouse King Collection
  Notable Items
  Items of note within the Morehouse King Collection include:

AP Photo of March on Washington

Draft of Dr. King’s Address “Normalcy – Never Again” (better known as the “I Have a Dream” speech), March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Lincoln Memorial (1963 August 28) – Typescript version with an autograph passage by Dr. King on the verso of the fourth page

AP Photo of King showing off Nobel Peace Prize Draft of Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (1964 December 10) – Handwritten on five pages of yellow, legal paper; the collection also includes drafts of his Lecture to the Nobel Committee and speech at the Atlanta dinner honoring his receipt of the prize

Sermon Notes for “Eulogy for Carol Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Diane Wesley” (died in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing) (ca. 1963 September) – Handwritten notes for eulogy on the back cover of Here and Beyond the Sunset, a volume of poetry collected by Nannie H. Burroughs

Published Copy “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (ca. 1963 April 14) – Handwritten revisions to part of the letter for second printing

Dissertation Draft – Partial typescript draft with annotations of “A Comparison of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman” (1953-1955), written to satisfy the requirements of his doctoral program at Boston University

Typescript Draft of Strength to Love (ca. 1962-1963) – Complete manuscript draft with editorial markings, annotations, passages of text inserted into the document with tape

Galley Proofs of Why We Can’t Wait (1964) – Manuscript with editorial markings and annotations by more than one person

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