Letter from Nathaniel L. Hawthorne to MLK


Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne, who describes himself as “a nonviolent militant Negro” from rural Virginia, asks Dr. King for advice on publishing a book. Hawthorne wants to tell the nation what it feels like to be poor

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Document Name
Friday, March 22, 1968
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[Stamp in blue ink: Received Mar[ch] 25, 1968] [Inserted text: 4th sentence inserted over ' asking for is': writing] [Inserted text: 6th sentence inserted over 'davice': advice] [Inserted text: 6th sentence inserted over 'chabce': chance]
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