Artifacts Owned By Chris Webber On Display

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 22, 2008

You can see some of his collection at the Sacramento Central Library this month. Librarian Clare Ellis told KXJZ’s Insight that the biggest draw is a note signed by Martin Luther King Junior in 1957. It says: 

“Our use of passive resistance in Montgomery is not based on resistance to get rights for ourselves, but to achieve friendship with the men who are denying us our rights…”  

"That seems to be the favorite piece in the lobby, which is where we have the majority of the exhibit. And just from talking to people down there around the exhibit, I can’t tell you how many people were impressed with that particular piece."

The collection also includes a postcard from Malcolm X to “Roots” author Alex Haley, letters from George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington…and other documents spanning four centuries.

Webber’s collection will be on display at the Central Library through March second.