Offering a comprehensive collection spanning 400 years of black history including items from Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Tupac Shakur, Muhammad Ali, Phyllis Wheatley, and others spanning four centuries.
Also to be offered will be important items signed by historical leaders including Barack Obama, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, Nelson Mandela, and Toussaint L’Ouverture, along with items of cultural importance, including a pair of used boxing gloves owned by Muhammad Ali, personal items from the estates of Ray Charles and James Brown, original sketches by Miles Davis, a signed photo of Joe Louis, an excessively rare 1773 first edition of Phyllis Wheatley’s only published book of poetry, and much more.
The Black Heritage Auction is being hosted by Hip Hop legend Doug E. Fresh who is also co-producing the event with entrepreneur and philanthropist Paxton Baker.
“We are proud of the pieces up for auction at this premier sale. We have several very important pieces from Tupac Shakur and with his induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame taking place on the same day, the timing couldn’t be more perfect” says event producer Paxton Baker. In further celebration of Tupac’s legacy, Demetrius Shipp, the actor who portrays Shakur in the upcoming feature film, “All Eyez on Me” will be in attendance, as well as other cast members.
Baker continues: “We have an actual bronze cast of Ali’s fists that I’m so excited about. It’s a little known fact that Muhammad Ali painted and drew over a hundred works of art during his lifetime and we have a limited number of lithographs, photographs and boxing gloves signed by the champion.”
“Our solicited collectors are individuals that sincerely cherish black culture. Their interest and participation will make this a monumental occasion.”
The Black Heritage Auction will be auctioning off some of the most sought after memorabilia in decades, proceeds are expected to reach record numbers.