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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 2: Writings By Martin Luther King, Jr.

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131h

Scope and Contents of the Series

The series is comprised of manuscripts (circa 1947-1968) for works written by Martin Luther King, Jr., including sermon material from his time as a student at Boston University as well as his employment as minister for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA; speeches written and delivered in his capacity as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, and president of the Montgomery Improvement Association and Southern Christian Leadership Conference; articles on religion, race and politics written for various publications; statements to the press on events in the Civil Rights Movement, and reports on racial matters in the United States; notes and fragments of unidentified material. Multiple drafts are frequent. All interviews with Dr. King can be found in the Series 3: Writings by Others, under the name of the interviewer or publication.


  • Creation: circa 1947-1968

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


6 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

The series is organized into six subseries: 1. Books; 2. Sermons; 3. Speeches; 4. Articles; 5. Statements and Reports; 6. Notes, fragments and other materials. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by title, except for "Books", which is divided into sub-subseries by title of the book, and then arranged chronologically.

Separated Materials

Newsprint and oversize items separated to appropriate housing.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection
Series 2: Writings By Martin Luther King, Jr.
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Chartier
2008 October
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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