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Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be on Monday, January 16, 2006 and it looks like the usual attempts to cash in are being made, as evidenced by the following two news stories:
By MAE GENTRY
Cox News Service
Friday, January 13, 2006
“The old family Bible, stained and worn and encased in black leather, is inscribed simply “Alberta W. King, Feb. 23, 1962.” Once owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, the holy book will be sold to the highest bidder Jan. 31 by a New York auction house.
The Bible includes Alberta King’s notations of family births, weddings and deaths, including “Son Martin Luther, Jr., Apr. 4, 1968,” according to a description on the auction house Web site…”
EBay auction ends on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
South Bend Tribune
Tribune Staff Writer
“SOUTH BEND — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the book. A signature said to be his accompanies an inscription on one of its pages. And it’s available for a minimum eBay bid of $3,225 — an amount no one had offered as of Thursday evening.
The book, entitled “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” is a 1967 first edition. And it already has local people talking.”