Posted at: 10/17/2013 10:11 PM
Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including speech outlines and letters, have brought in more than $130,000 at auction in New York City.
They were put up for sale Thursday by Maude Ballou, King's secretary from the late 1950s, through the New York office of Texas-based Heritage Auctions.
A series of handwritten notes outlining one of King's speeches was the top lot. It has sold for $31,250.
Two letters King wrote to Ballou from India sold for $18,750 and $17,500. More than 100 items were up for auction.
The prices include a 25 percent commission.
Ballou, of Ridgeland, Miss., will use part of the proceeds to establish an education fund at Alabama State University.