Martin Luther King’s Secretary to Auction Collection

Maude Ballou, who was King's personal secretary, is selling handwritten notes and a page from his "I Have a Dream" speech, among other items.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (AFP/Getty Images)

“Clearly, we were stunned by the lawsuit. And it weighed heavily and took its toll on mother,” said Howard Ballou, a news anchor with Jackson, Miss., broadcaster WLBT-TV. “I think she was very saddened that it even happened. But justice prevailed and we’re thankful for that and we’re going to move on.”

Attorneys who represented the King estate in the lawsuit did not immediately respond to messages Wednesday.

Ballou’s collection appears to contain an abundance of artifacts. We hope that they land in a public space where everyone can learn from them.

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