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Project Concern Pamphlet

This Pamphlet, made by Project Concern, discusses the efforts taken to help the impoverished and sick.

Telegram from Richard Avedon supporting MLK

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This telegram in support of Dr. King's stance against the Vietnam War was sent by notable photographer, Richard Avedon, his wife, and Michael Mindlin.

Saturday, April 17, 1965

Telegram from Roy Wilkins to MLK

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Mr. Wilkins invites Dr. King to attend a meeting with Dr. K. O. Mbadiwe, former Nigerian Minister, and other Negro leaders in the United States to discuss the increasing conflict in Nigeria.

Wednesday, October 11, 1967

Letter from Leslie Orear to MLK

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Leslie Orear requests Dr. King's assistance with judging the eight candidates for the Russell Bull Scholarship.

Wednesday, March 22, 1967

Augustine's Doctrine of Evil

Dr. King cites Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of Redemption.

Dr. King's Schedule October 1967

This schedule lists Dr. King's travel itinerary and speaking engagements, October 1967.

Invitation from C.W. De Kiewiet to MLK

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Cornell William De Kieweit invites Dr. King to speak as the T.B. Davie Memorial Lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Mr. De Kieweit explains the civil rights struggle in South Africa and explains that Dr. King's appearance would be of great help.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

Telegram from Paul Deitrich to John Lewis

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Paul Deitrich commends John Lewis for his speech in Washington and urges him to contact him whenever he is in Washington again. He also wants to express a much-delayed apology.

Sunday, March 21, 1965

Letter from Darlene Wentz to MLK

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Darlene Wentz, a Senior at Streeter High School, request pamphlets on the social and economic conditions of African Americans.

Wednesday, March 14, 1962

Letter from Chandrasekhar and Gouri Bhattacharya to MLK

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Chandrasekhar and Gouri Bhattacharya of Calcutta, India request that Dr. King send blessings to their daughter Chirashree on her second birthday.

Saturday, December 25, 1965

Letter from Patricia Reid to MLK

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Patricia Reid has mixed feelings about Dr. King and the position he has taken. Even though she and her husband agree with this stance on civil rights, they respectfully disagree on his position on the Vietnam War. The Reids believe that Dr. King shouldn't interfere with foreign policy unless he can come up with a viable solution to end the Vietnam War. However, they still feel compelled to contribute to the work of the SCLC, but warn Dr. King that other individuals may not be that sympathetic.

Friday, April 21, 1967

Letter from Virgil Jones to MLK

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In this letter, dated March 6, 1968, Minister Jones urgently requests photostatic copies of letters and newspaper clippings concerning "Jet Cruiser," as well as "Lost Potentials."

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Letter to MLK from Cydrisse Crafton

In this document, Mr. Crafton writes to Dr. King advising not to participate in another "March". He asserts that "Negro's" are marching because they desire to live in a white neighborhood.

Telegram from Mr. David Susskind to MLK

In this telegram, Mr. Susskind invites Dr. King to participate in a "'Open End' two hour debate with Governor George Wallace."

Letter form Gloria Kenny to MLK

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Gloria Kenny praises Dr. King and the SCLC for sending a small group of individuals to the Agape Mass at MaryMount College. She also commends him on his efforts to speak out against the Vietnam War.

Saturday, May 13, 1967

Crisis In the Nation

Dr. King and Joseph E. Lowery inform an anonymous recipient of an urgent meeting of the SCLC Executive Board.

Letter from Charles Williams to MLK

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Charles Williams thanks Dr. King for sending him an autograph.

Thursday, February 1, 1968

Letter from John Askins to MLK

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John Askins requests that Dr. King correct the transcription of an earlier interview for publishing purposes.

Wednesday, October 11, 1967

Letter from Mrs. Raymond Gautier and Mrs. Robert Joyner to MLK

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The President and Secretary of a Seattle benefit guild, an organization consisting of twelve Negro women who seek to "promote unity for the improvement of the community," request a meeting with Dr. King. The benefit guild hopes to sponsor a rally to raise funds for the SCLC. Furthermore they describe the Northwest as a silent "nice nasty."

Wednesday, June 19, 1963

Lenin

The role of State in Society is described as Dr. King documents a quote from the book "The State and Revolution" written by Vladimir Lenin.

Letter from Linda Frawley to MLK

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Linda Frawley, the campus coordinator for Suffolk University, requests any "pseudo-campaign" materials that Dr. King may be able to send. The materials are to be used in the National Intercollegiate Presidential Primary, sponsored by Time Magazine.

Sunday, March 24, 1968

Telegram from Emory R. Searcy to MLK and Others

Dr. Searcy advises Dr. King and Dr. Abernathy to consider relinquishing their involvement with the Albany Movement. The sender suggests that this action may help to dispel contention resulting from "the presence of outsiders" and the process of negotiations.

Letter from Dorothy Cotton to Mrs. E.A. Johnson

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Educational Consultant Dorothy Cotton writes workshop attendee Mrs. E.A. Johnson concerning the importance of citizenship education, particularly in getting Negroes to vote. She addresses a concern of Mrs. Johnson's involving a young man invited to attend a citizenship workshop. Ms. Cotton informs Mrs. Johnson that Dr. King will speak with Attorney General Robert Kennedy in addressing the young man's situation.

Thursday, April 5, 1962

Royalty Statement for MLK's "Strength to Love" German Edition

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This statement from Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the German edition of Dr. King's "Strength to Love," published by Christliche.

Wednesday, January 25, 1967

Memorial Service Flyer - Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States offered extemporaneous remarks on the death of Dr. King. He wrote, "What we need in the United States...is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our own country, whether they be white or they be black."

"Life" by Eudora V. Savage

In this poem, Ms. Savage expresses her views on "Life."

Pamphlet About the Black Panther Party

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This pamphlet contains historical and contextual references to the Black Panther Party. It also includes a speech by John Hulett and an interview of Stokely Carmichael highlighting the political and social movements occurring in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

Marx, Karl

Dr. King quotes Karl Marx from J.W. Scott's "Syndicalism and Philosophic Realism."

War by Executive Decree

Citizens for Governmental Restraint favors the impeachment of President Lyndon Johnson for declaring the war in Vietnam by Executive Order.

Telegram Plea to Dr. King

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An American citizen writes Dr. King pleading for him not to blame whites for all of the misunderstandings in the US.

Friday, March 29, 1968

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