Letter from Wolfgang S. Homburger to MLK

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Mr. Homburger, Assistant Director for the Institute of Transportation Studies in Berkeley, requests additional information from Dr. King before responding to his appeal for funds.

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Letter from Wolfgang S. Homburger to MLK
Tuesday, October 17, 1967
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Oct. 17, 1967 Rev. Martin Luther King Atlanta Ga. Dear Rev. King: Since we have not received an individual reply to our letter to you of last month (re the Chicago [Underlined text in red ink: "New Politics"] conference), I read your letter dated "September 1967" and the enclosed buff pamphlet with particular interest. I regret that out doubts about SCLC's [Southern Christians Leadership Conference] role in Chicago and its attitude toward [double underlined text: all] the resolutions (not just the Middle East one) which were passed have not been resolved. Specifically: 1. Did the reported fact that Mrs. Septima Clark "managed" the resolutions indicate that you support them? 2. While you disavow anti-semitism, how about anti-white racism, which was so obvious in the resolutions. (Example: no attack on the negro dictator of Haiti, but against any number of white dictators not especially involved in negro problems.) Until we learn more of how you feel about [double underlined text: all] the Chicago resolutions we cannot respond to your appeal for funds Sincerely yours Wolfgang S. Homburger [Inserted Text: top left hand side corner of the document, written diagonally in red ink: Re: new politics]
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