Letter from MLK to Mr. Shapiro

Abstract

Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Mr. Shapiro's song, "The Most Important People." Dr. King states that the song is an "admirable contribution to the furtherance of the Freedom Movement."

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Letter from MLK to Mr. Shapiro
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Dear Mr. Aliapero, [Crossed Out: For] Form para[graph] # 2 [Crossed Out: Thank you for [Inserted Above Text: sending] the [Crossed Out: MS: illegible] twenty five copies of "The Most Important People." It is through songs such as this [Inserted Above Text: that] we are [Crossed Out: able to] better able to communicate the importance and necessity of voting] Thank you for sending me twenty five copies of "The Most Important People." [Crossed Out: You and your wife has have written an excellent song. [Crossed Out: It sincerl is] It is though media such as this that we are better able to communicate the importance and necessity of [Crossed Out: eve] exercising the right to vote. [Crossed Out: The time. The we a] I am [Inserted Above Text: therefore] deeply appreciative of the time and effort you and your wife have taken to [Crossed Out: write] [Inserted Above Text: compose] this excellent song. [Crossed Out: Through] It's an admirable contribution to the furtherance of the Freedom Movement. Through the assistance and [Crossed Out: unrelenting] and [sic] support of persons such as yourselves, we will one day leave the dark + [and] dreary night of racial prejudice and journey into the bright light of freedom and equality. [Closing Signature: M[artin] L[uther] K[ing]
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