Original Signed Bank Card of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed Bank Identification Card.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed Bank Identification Card.

Item Number: 43064

Atlanta: 1965.

Martin Luther King, Jr. signed Mitchell Street Bank Identification card. The card measures 4 inches by 6 inches, boldly signed by King on the top right, his business address filled out. Double matted and framed with a photograph. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Rare.

A typical bank identification card, recorded on 24 September, 1965, with an opening balance of $500.00. The name on the card is given as "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." King gave as his "business address" 334 Auburn Ave, N.E. Atlanta. 334 Auburn Avenue was originally the address of the old Prince Hall Masonic Temple. During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the building was used as a meeting place for the Montgomery Improvement Association, led by King, its first president. As boycotts spread across the South, it became the national headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Council. It is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places.