Tuesday, 4 September 2012

What's in the attic?


This time it isn't a family tree but a previously unheard interview with Dr Martin Luther King Jr from 1960. The audio reel (or reel to reel) was found by Stephen Tull in his father's attic in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. It features Stephen's father, an insurance salesman interviewing Dr King for a book project about racism in Chattanooga, which never eventuated. Unusually and significantly, the interview covers Dr King's activities in Africa, which are not covered in other known recordings.

Tull plans to sell the audio reel at a private sale arranged by a New York broker during September. Find out more.

Ref: Audio reel, Wikimedia Commons

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