The upcoming Guernsey’s auction includes a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King JR 95% of which was, until now, lost to history (only the last few minutes have been placed on the public record). The Auction will include other investigative items owned and reported on by South Carolina’s Eugene B. Sloan, an award-winning Civil Rights reporter and editor at The State newspaper.   

The auction of Eugene B Sloan’s Civil Rights collection takes place in New York City on September 19th and highlights include a collection from Sloan, including photos of MLK that the journalist took and developed.  There is the Sony recorder and full version of a never-before-heard recording of MLK addressing an audience at County Hall in Charleston on July 30, 1967, less than a year before his death.

  • An unreleased recording of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. from 1967 in Charleston South Carolina – see here. Transcription included in the hyperlinked folder. The recording is of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King addressing an audience at County Hall in Charleston on July 30, 1967, less than a year before his death. Within the speech, he speaks of the injustices of wealth distribution and white supremacy plaguing the nation, subjects that are once again timely in discussions of the United States. While a recording of the last 4 minutes of this speech has been on public record since 1967, 95% of the speech was lost to history until this recording was discovered.

Click here to learn more about this Auction.

Auction set to take place at the Historic Fifth Avenue Synagogue on September 19th, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 19,

Wednesday, September 18, 12pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 19, 12pm – 7:30pm
(or by appointment)

Fifth Avenue Synagogue
5 East 62nd St, Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065