Letter from Jean Ward Wolff to MLK

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Jean Ward Wolff expresses her concern about Dr. King turning his back on truth and justice in the form of supporting Adam Clayton Powell.

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Letter from Jean Ward Wolff to MLK
Thursday, February 9, 1967
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[Page 1] [Inserted in red ink: Powell] 1/9/67 Dear Reverend Martin Luther King, During all these hard years of Negro struggles and injustices- [Illegible] admirer your courage-and cheered and followed your leadership. You have been magnificent! But tonight-where I read you were turning your back on "Truth and Justice" by supporting Rep[resentative] Adam Clayton Powell. I was deeply shocked- This is [Underlined:MS:Illegible] [Underlined:MS:Illegible]- if I [hear?] [ever?] see it- the worst sin of all-[Underlined: Bias] How [can?] we ever have Peace between the races [un]till we first become [Underlined:honest] [Page 2 continued] human beings ourselves? This was your great chance to practice what you preach-- that [low] standards of human behavior are [Underlined:bad] for everyone and must [Illegible] be tolerated- Instead your prejudices won! A real disillusionment for us all- Very Sincerely, Jean Ward [Wolff?]
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