Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Imagine stumbling through some boxes in your family’s attic only to find a piece of American history?

Well, that is what happened to Stephon Tull of Nashville, TN recently. While looking through his father’s belongings, Tull discovered an audio reel labeled “Dr. King Interview, Dec. 21, 1960.

Tull borrowed a friend’s reel-to-reel player and listened to an interview his father did with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a book project that never happened.  In the interview, King discusses the civil right movement and its impact as well as a recent trip to the motherland.  Tull is not sure if anyone other than his father has listened to the interview.

“No words can describe. I couldn’t believe it,” he told The Associated Press this week in a phone interview from his home in Chattanooga. “I found … a lost part of history.”

Tull is planning to offer up the historic find at a private sale arranged by a New York broker and collector later on this month.

What are your thoughts on Tull auctioning off the King interview?  Do you think that he should keep it?