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Coretta Scott King 1970 TLS to San Diego Padres President Buzzie Bavasi Concerning MLK Memorial Center

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Just two years after her husband's assassination, Coretta Scott King (d.2006) writes, "I wish to express my gratitude to you for your support and your contribution to the Major League East-West All Star Classic commemorating the life and work of my late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be played in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles on March 28, 1970...I feel that this is a fine way for the owners to show their support for a memorial tribute to my husband, his dream and for the cause of human dignity." Dated 1/9/70, the 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of personal stationery rates EX with a "9-10" signature. It is stapled to period press-release documents pertaining to preparations for Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. Auction LOA from JSA.

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