Martin Luther King Foundation Plaque, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

Martin Luther King Foundation Plaque, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

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This plaque was presented by KGFJ Radion Sation in Los Angeles and Capitol Records to donors to the Martin Luther King Foundation in 1968. It is a rectangular wood-grained masonite plaque with a gold-tone 45 rpm single, “It’s Up To Me and You” (Capitol Records 2212) by Ella Fitzgerald, with a foil plate. The plate is printed:

KGFJ, Los Angeles Capitol Records, and myself thank you for your generosity in
the purchase of this special recording of “IT’S UP TO ME AND YOU” dedicated to
Martin Luther King, with all proceeds going to the Martin Luther King Foundation.
Honorary Chairman
Martin luther King Foundation
June 1968

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Object Name
presentation date
Martin Luther King Foundation
Fitzgerald, Ella
Physical Description
masonite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 8 1/16 in x 10 1/16 in;.635 cm x 20.47875 cm x 25.55875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
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