“Black Heritage Auction” to Feature Songs, Notes and Jewelry of Tupac Shakur

4/5/2017, noon | Updated on 4/5/2017, noon

“Black Heritage Auction” to Feature Songs, Notes and Jewelry of Tupac Shakur

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. - On April 7 th, rap legend Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York. On the same day and only a few blocks away, a large selection of Tupac’s lyrics, song lists, clothing, and jewelry will be offered in

the first “Black History Auction” held specifically to honor the achievements and contributions of African-Americans. Over 300 items will be sold live by auctioneers Alexander Historical Auctions at The

Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St., Brooklyn, New York starting

at 2:00 PM.

Offered for sale will be more than three dozen items

from the legendary artist, including: 14 sets of lyrics,

including “Catchin’ Feelins,” “Wonda Why They Call U Bitch” and “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”; his track list and a master recording for “All Eyez On Me”; his first music

contract; contracts made to secure bail money; and his prison identification.

Personal items include Tupac’s signed Koran, Rolls

Royce license plates, his trademark nose and ear studs,

screen-worn clothing, and jewelry, including a bulletstruck medallion from his fatal 1996 shooting.

Also being offered is a signed photo of Dr. Martin

Luther King with a quote from the Constitution: “…

all men are created equal…” along with a le tter by King

mentioning “Jackson,” Thurgood Marshall, and the Freedom Riders, and an important signed copy of his “Stride Toward Freedom.” Malcolm X is represented in a le tter from prison discussing the “blackness” of a man, and several other important items. From President

Barack Obama is a 20 12 NCAA “Final Four” leader

board, which appeared on ESPN, signed at the center.

Boxer Muhammad Ali is represented in several lots,

including a signed print of his painting showing a victory in the ring, adding his famous “Float like a butterfly” quote and a print of a painting later “censored” by the U.N. Other notable items to be offered include: The first literary work of a black American, a first edition of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems,” 1773 Booker T. Washington’s

notes on the education of blacks Early Black Panther

items including a very rare armband Gen. Colin Powell’s dress uniform Michael Jackson’s fedora, sequined bowtie, belt, shirt, and signed photos Bidding will be available live, by telephone, and a t the bidding websites invaluable.

com,the-saleroom.com and liveauctioneers.com. The entire sale may be viewed online at http://www.