Note from Will Dale to MLK

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Will Dale writes Dr. King commending him for encouraging Black athletes to boycott the Olympic games.

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Note from Will Dale to MLK
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I was pleased to see that you are encouraging Negro athletes to boycott the Olympic Games. You see, if a Negro and a white athlete are exactly equal in their athletic ability in United States athletes then the Negro would be badly beaten in Mexico. The only Negro athletes that can compete well in Mexico are those from African countries like Kenya etc. Unknowingly you are doing the U.S. [United States] a favor. I trust you can persuade all Negro athletes to quit. Will Dale Box 184 Byhalia Miss. [Mississippi]
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