New Papers Offer Insight on King


Stanford University is releasing some of Dr. Martin Luther King's earliest sermons and writings.

The lost papers were discovered a decade ago in a moldy cardboard box in an Atlanta basement. The texts include sermons written from the time King was a teenage seminary student in 1948.

Researchers spent 10 years culling papers kept by King's wife, Coretta Scott King. Titled "Advocate of the Social Gospel" the new collection sheds light on the theological roots of King's civic activism.

The papers were purchased by Morehouse College in Atlanta for $32 million. They'll be on exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society for the next five months.


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