One man in Chattanooga, Tennessee, found something more than just old Christmas decorations in the attic.
While searching through his father’s attic, Stephon Tull discovered a reel-to-reel case entitled ”Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.” Playing the old tape, he actually discovered a voice resembling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tull was shocked.
The recording is from 1960, when Tull’s father was doing research for a book he was writing on the Jim Crow laws.
On the tape, some of what’s covered is Dr. King’s diffident view of non-violence:
I would…say that it is a method which seeks to secure a moral end through moral means, and it grows out of the whole concept of love, because if one is truly nonviolent that person has a loving spirit, he refuses to inflict injury upon the opponent because he loves the opponent.
A collector and historical artifact-expert is working with Tull to find out what’s going to happen with the tape. Most likely, the sale is going to be arranged through Morgan’s Keya Gallery in New York. From there, Morgan hopes the tape goes to a museum or university.
“When I heard it, I got goose bumps all over,” Morgan said, “It feels like he’s sitting in your living room and talking to you.”
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