MLK’s secretary selling collection, including page from `I Have a Dream’ speech

September 18, 2013 in News, Top Stories

RIDGELAND, Mississippi (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 Dream” speech, what the auction house calls an unprecedented historical trove.

Maude Ballou worked as King’s secretary from 1955 to 1960, when King led the Montgomery Improvement Association and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Ballou, who turned 88 Friday, is selling the items Oct. 17 in New York…

Marking King day with service in Miss.

January 23, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Volunteers marked the national holiday for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with service projects in Mississippi’s state capital, engaging in community cleanup work and donating items to a soup kitchen. Others marched in parades around the state.

Students from the Jackson Appreciation Club and Belhaven College said the day of service follows Dr. King’s teachings.

King-Reel Discovery – Exclusive: Unheard King audio found in attic

August 24, 2012 in News, The Buzz, This Week

Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father’s attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.”