The well known magician David Copperfield recently purchased a previously posted about rare audio interview of Martin Luther King, Jr. Copperfield called the tape “priceless”, declining to share the actual purchase price.
“Not much amazes me, because of what I do, but to get a discovery like this is just mind-boggling,” Copperfield said.
The Manhattan dealer who sold Copperfield the tape said its value was appraised as $100,000. Copperfield intends to donate the tape to the National Civil Rights Museum, which plans to put the original reel on display and allow visitors to hear the full interview.
History professor and head of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University Clayborne Carson said the tape was rare because (more…)