RFK-owned Emancipation Proclamation up for auction

File -- A 1964 file photo shows then U.S. Attorney Gen. Robert F. Kennedy in his office in Washington, D.C. Kennedy owned one of 48 printed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation that were signed by Lincoln, and now the copy Kennedy purchased in 1964 is being sold by his widow, Ethel, in a Dec. 10 sale at Sotheby's. (AP Photo)

October 6, 2010 8:36:46 AM PDT
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy, who drew inspiration from the document as he enforced civil rights legislation in the 1960s, is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.

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