The Martin Luther King Day holiday was a day off for Charles Gibson at ABC (the other two networks had their regular anchors). Substitute Kate Snow (subscription required) closed with a tribute to Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta, who was 18-years-old when she saw King's Dream speech in person. The mayor raised $32m in eleven days to prevent the MLK Archives from being fragmented by a sale at auction by Sotheby's. King's papers were "rescued from shoeboxes, garbage bags and aging folders" in the home of his late widow Coretta Scott King. They have been kept together and will be housed at Atlanta's Morehouse College. Some of them went on display, Snow told us, including his celebrated Letter from Birmingham Jail.
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