Auctions | February 22, 2017

Galley Proofs for Martin Luther King's Last Book to be Auctioned

Martin_Luther_King_the_Trumpet_of_Conscience_Corrected_Gallery_Sheets_52811c_lg.jpegLOS ANGELES, February 21, 2017 - Galley proofs for Dr. Martin Luther King’s last book, “The Trumpet of Conscience,” which featured a collection of his speeches will be auctioned by  by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 23, 2017.

The galley proofs features five speeches Dr. King delivered in November and December 1967 for the Canadian Broadcasting System (CBC). The speeches were ''Impasse in Race Relations,” “Conscience and the Vietnam War,” ''Youth and Social Action,” ''Nonviolence and Social Change'' and ''A Christmas Sermon on Peace.''

The galley proofs contains drafts all 28 slides, except for slide 4, which features Coretta Scott King’s introduction. The slides have corrections including typos and formatting errors.

New York-based Harper & Row released “The Trumpet of Conscience” in 1968 after Dr. King’s assassination.

Bidding for the galley proofs begins at $7,500.

Additional information on the galley proofs can be found at

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