Spelman College Graduate Named to Oversee Archival Project of King Papers at Morehouse College

Brenda S. Banks has been named to oversee the archival effort of the Martin Luther King Jr. papers that were recently bought by a consortium of individuals in Atlanta for $32 million. The papers will be housed at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the campus of Morehouse College, the historically black educational institution in Atlanta.

Banks was the deputy director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History. She is a graduate of Spelman College. Banks also teaches a course on archival management at Georgia State University.