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Martin Luther King Jr. items to be auctioned in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Some civil rights movement history is going up for auction.

Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are being sold Thursday by Maude Ballou, King's secretary from the late 1950s.

The papers are being sold through the New York office of Texas-based Heritage Auctions.

One item originally marked for sale was pulled from the auction just before it started. The page was believed to have been from King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington, but Sandra Palomino of Heritage Auctions says there is some question of whether it was actually part of another speech, so it was pulled.

Ballou, of Ridgeland, Miss., will use part of the proceeds to establish an education fund at Alabama State University.

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