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Maude Ballou, who served as the personal secretary for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., from 1955 to 1960, sits in the background while her son Howard, displays the handwritten message King wrote to his mother in a copy of his book "Stride Toward Freedom," Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Ridgeland, Miss.  While Ballou is keeping this book, she is planning to sell documents and other items related to the civil rights icon through an auction house in New York on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

MLK secretary to auction King trove

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his “I Have a […]

09/18/2013

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