Martin Luther King

King, Martin Luther

American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement (1929-1968). Two signatures on entrance tickets. Stockholm. Quer-8vo. 2 pp.
$ 14,826 / 12.500 € (81461)

Two signatures of Martin Luther King written on the back of the tickets with a blue ballpoint pen. The autographs are accompanied by four black-and-white vintage silver gelatin photographs taken by Erik Tideström - they represent Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta in slightly different constellations. They measure approx. 25 : 19 cm. or vice versa. Also included is a certificate signed by the Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm that Erik Tideström was a good student at his photography school in 1963.

(Copy.) When Martin Luther King came to Scandinavia in December 1964 to be the youngest Peace Prize winner ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Kenya also celebrated its 1st anniversary as an independent state. It was celebrated at a ceremony at Hotell Malmen in Stockholm on December 13, where Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott Kring were invited as guests of honor. The Swedish photographer Erik Tidström was sent to cover the event, and he and his wife each got their autograph on the entrance ticket from Martin Luther King. One ticket, because it was an entrance ticket, was torn off, but reassembled by a professional, paper conservator. The second ticket with a spot in the center of the autograph..

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King, Martin Luther

Bürgerrechtler u. Nobelpreisträger (1929-1968). Unique memorandum of agreement for the right of translation of his last book with signature. Düsseldorf. Folio. 3 pp. Am linken oberen Rand geheftet.
$ 17,198 / 14.500 € (83310)

Typed memorandum of agreement for the right of translation of his last book „Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community“ between German publishing house Econ Verlag GmbH and „Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. c/o Joan Daves, 145 East 49th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017“. With autograph signature „Martin L. King, Jr.“ on the last page and autograph initials „MLK“ on all other pages, plus signatures by the representative of the publishing house and Dora E. McDonald, Mr. King’s assistant.

The Memorandum of Agreement deals with the German translation of „Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community“ (German title is added by hand: „Wohin führt unser Weg?“). The document contains details on the publishing deal, the consideration of One Dollar and other good and valuable considerations: The publisher receives the „World German-language rights“, MLK is granted a non-refundable advance of US-$ 1,500 and royalities: • 7 1/2 per cent of the retail price on the first 5,000 copies sold; • 10 per cent on the next 10,000 copies sold; • 12 1/2 per cent on all copies sold thereafter. If the work is issued in two or more styles of binding the royalty shall be calculated according to the price of each. The Copyright notice reads „©1967 by Martin Luther King, Jr.“. The translation into German has to be completed and published within 18 months from the date of the agreement. Die Übersetzung muss innerhalb 18 Monate erfolgen. Die Abrechnung der Lizenzgebühr erfolgt alle sechs Monate. For any money the publishing house makes through rights for newspapers etc. King is granted 50 per cent of the proceeds. King’s book agent, Joan Daves, who is acting in all matters for King, will retain 20 per cent of all sums. „Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community“ was published in 1967, it is the fourth and last book by Martin Luther King, Jr.. In order to write it, King retired to Jamaica. In the book, King reflects on hope, the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, poverty and how a social movement can establish itself jointly in the two parties. There is also a chapter which is fed by King's Nobel Prize lecture at the University of Oslo in December 1964. MLK was preoccupied by the social question in the last months of his life. He tried to achieve better living conditions for all disadvantaged people, especially of course for the black community. This is why he had planned to organize a Poor People’s March in Washington in 1968. In this context he went to Memphis where King gave a speech on April 3. On the evening of April 4, 1968 he was shot dead..

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Martin Luther King (1929–1968), American clergyman, prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and Nobel laureate. Typed letter signed. Presumably Atlanta, Georgia, July 30, 1964. 1 p. Large 4°. – To Arthur Leonard Ross, sending thanks for his contribution and outlining the ambitions and challenges for the civil rights movement: „[...] Now that the civil rights bill has been signed into law, we move into a new phase of the freedom struggle [...] We look forward now to consolidating these gains, and helping the law to reign in the hearts of Americans as well as in the courts. There is still much work to be done. Employment is a serious problem for all America. Voting rights are still not insured for Negroes in many Southern States, in spite of the clarity of the law on the issue. Police protection will be a problem until there is a change in the political structure of things [...]“. – On stationery with printed letterhead „Southern Christian Leadership Conference“; in splendid condition.


King, Martin Luther

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