Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Morehouse College King Collection Receives Governor's Award

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Morehouse College King Collection Receives Governor's Award

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The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection received a 2018 Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities for its preservation of artifacts representing the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Stored in the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library, the King Collection features more than 13,000 items from King's life and work between 1944 and 1968. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal, in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts, presented the Governor's Award to the collection and nine other recipients in early October.

"The Morehouse College King Collection is a national treasure that provides insight into the thoughts and writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he developed as a student, a minister and a preeminent civil rights leader who captured world recognition with his nonviolent protests against racial injustice and segregation," Morehouse president Dr. …

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