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Museum visitors to hear audio recording of King found in Chattanooga attic

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Visitors to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will get a chance to hear an audio recording of an interview with Martin Luther King Jr. that was discovered in a Chattanooga attic.

The recording to be played Monday sheds new light on a phone call President John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 years ago.

Historians generally agree Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960 - and Robert Kennedy's work behind the scenes to get King released - helped JFK win the White House.

The recording is part of a "King Day" event at the museum, which is scheduled to fully open in April following a renovation. The recording will be among exhibits in the newly-renovated facility.

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