Tag: historical documents

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    A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal papers – including handwritten drafts of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – are for sale. Sotheby’s curator Elizabeth Muller gave Kim Lawton a private glimpse of the collection. More

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    Deep in the West African nation of Mali, where the savannah grasslands meet the Sahara, lies Timbuktu. It’s an impoverished town of about 30,000, most of them nomadic traders or subsistence farmers. But Timbuktu is rich in history — long ago, it was a place of high Islamic scholarship, and it still has a million manuscripts to prove it. More

    March 12, 2004 | Comments