Letter From MLK To Philly Officer Now For Sale

AP reports that a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to Philadelphia Police Sgt. James Adair is on the auction block. In the letter, King thanks Adair for being part of his security detail during a 1965 visit to the Penn campus. “While I hardly feel this necessary most of the time,” King wrote, “it is both comforting and humbling to know that there are persons who are so concerned about my welfare.” The Philly-based Raab Collection is offering the letter for sale, with an initial asking price of $10,500.