• In the News: Rare manuscript by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on display in Palm Beach

In the News: Rare manuscript by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on display in Palm Beach

From CBS12 News:

PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — 

Raptis Rare Book Store is giving visitors a look inside the mind of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as he prepared to deliver a speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s staff retreat on Nov. 14, 1966.

 

Matthew Raptis, the owner of Raptis Rare Books, says “This […]

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  • In the News – Martin Luther King Jr. speech notes on display

In the News – Martin Luther King Jr. speech notes on display

In the Palm Beach Daily News By Gregory Cox – Daily News Staff Writer

The corners may be slightly yellowed and tattered, but the blue handwritten ink on a rare, hand-corrected speech that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered Nov. 14, 1966, stand as bold as the message he delivered that day.

The four pages are now framed and […]

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  • In the News – Martin Luther King Jr., in his own words

In the News – Martin Luther King Jr., in his own words

From the Sun Sentinel, By Johhny Diaz:

 

Before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in South Carolina on Nov. 14, 1966, he scribbled some notes in the margins of a typewritten outline.

That annotated outline is on display at Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach.

“It’s a piece of history,” said […]

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  • Celebrating African Americans in History and Literature

Celebrating African Americans in History and Literature

African American history and culture should be recognized and celebrated every day of the year, not just in Black History Month. But during this time, we are excited to celebrate African American history and its figures through new lenses. It is interesting how much literature and authorship has had an enormous impact on the lives of many great African American figures. […]

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