Thousands of MLK papers going online

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ATLANTA -- Thousands of documents in the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College will now be available online for public research, school officials announced on Tuesday.

The collection was acquired in 2006 in an 11th-hour coup led by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin to buy the papers in a $32 million private sale that thwarted a public auction to be held at Sotheby’s in New York. Morehouse College, where King graduated in 1948, is custodian of the collection of more than 10,000 documents.

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