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Letter from High School Student Jeanne Adams to MLK

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Joanne Adams, a student from Central High School, writes Dr. King to voice her support for what he is doing for negro citizens in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Letter from MLK to William Ericson

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In this letter, Dr. King states his appreciation for the contribution made by Mr. Ericson to the SCLC Foundation. Dr. King goes on to express how grateful he is to have such support in the promotion of social change through non-violence.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

1965 Human Rights Day Flyer

This flyer advertises a rally to benefit South African victims of apartheid.

Letter from Susan Agrest to MLK

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Susan Agrest of Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. requests Dr. King's permission to reprint "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" in a book that will be published.

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Toynbee

Dr. King quotes British historian Arnold J. Toynbee from his work "A Study of History."

Letter from MLK to Mr. Watts

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Watts for taking the time to express his support for King's efforts.

Monday, January 15, 1968

Letter from MLK's Secretary to Ralph and Juanita Abernathy

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Dr. King's secretary sends Ralph and Juanita Abernathy information regarding the trip to Oslo, Norway for the month of December, 1964.

Wednesday, November 18, 1964

Letter from George W. Haley to MLK about an Invitation

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In this letter George W. Haley extends an invitation to Dr. King to speak at a public meeting. He also comments on a speech that Dr. King gave in Kansas.

Wednesday, January 24, 1968

Progress

Dr. King notes and comments on a quote from James H. Robinson's "The New History" on the eternal law of progress.

Professor Andrew Blane Offers Assistance to MLK

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Andrew Blane, Assistant Professor of History at Hunter College, offers to brief Dr. King on the role of religion in Russian culture, particularly the Russian Baptists. He attaches along with his letter, a description of his "scholarly interests and training" for Dr. King to consider.

Saturday, November 4, 1967

Letter from Tom Perry to MLK

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Tom Perry thanks Dr. King for inspiring him to continue his work in the peace movement in Canada.

Tuesday, December 26, 1967

Letter from MLK to the Lamar W. Sessoms Family

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Dr. King replies to the Sessoms' previous letter that requested assistance in alleviating racial inequality in Mississippi. King informs them that the first step is to "urge the struggle in our own community," and the second step is for everyone to "join together across the nation with people of good will and combat the evils of racism and injustice."

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Images from a Shot Sheet by Victor Summa

This piece vividly describes a poet's conception of an urban "Negro" scene. The poetic imagery paints a picture of a dilapidated neighborhood occupied by impoverished, helpless neighbors and drunkards who undergo tremendous emotional struggle. Dr. King's handwriting at the top of the poem indicates that he wanted this document filed.

Letter from MLK to Reverend Irvin G. Perkins

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Dr. King informs Rev. Perkins that he will not be available to preach at Donlands United Church in Toronto. Dr. King also writes that Mrs. King thoroughly enjoyed her visit to Toronto.

Thursday, June 16, 1966

Letter from Kent Bach to MLK

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In this letter Kent Bach requests Dr. King's endorsement of "Lights On For Peace." Kent Bach plans to run a full-page ad in the New York Times expressing his objection to America's military involvement in Vietnam.

Wednesday, May 17, 1967

Telegram from Theodore Brown to MLK

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Mr. Brown confirms the departure date for the Nigeria Peace Mission with Dr. King.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

What Moderation Means

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Dr. King explores the meaning of the word moderation, and shares his thoughts on its position in relation to nonviolence.

Saturday, August 14, 1965

Letter from James Allen to MLK

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James Allen expresses his opinion of the United States' involvement in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 6, 1966

Letter from Jay Kennedy to MLK

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Jay Richard Kennedy congratulates Dr. King on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He also comments on the importance of international recognition for the current struggle for equality.

Saturday, October 24, 1964

Letter from Jerome Davis to MLK

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Jerome Davis invites Dr. King to receive the Gandhi Peace Award. The Gandhi Foundation wants to give Dr. King the award alongside U.S. Senator Fulbright.

Sunday, May 29, 1966

Letter from US Ambassador Findley Burns, Jr. to MLK

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United States Ambassador Findley Burns writes Dr. King expressing his joy regarding King's upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Despite warnings due to Middle East conflict, Burns hopes that Dr. King will not cancel the trip. He sees the visit as an opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the US and Jordan.

Monday, January 23, 1967

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall to MLK

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Assisrtant US Attorney General Burk Marshall informs Dr. King that the allegations of police misconduct in Danville, Virginia are being investigated by the Department of Justice and assures him that the appropriate actions will take place "with respect to any violations of federal law."

Monday, June 17, 1963

Get Well Letter from Olive Andrews to Mrs. King

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Dr. King received this kind get well letter from Mrs. Olive Andrews, noting that she and her family prayed for his healing. She, furthermore, expressed that something good might come out of his unfortunate situation.

Tuesday, September 23, 1958

Gift from the Jersey City Chapter of the American Jewish Congress to MLK

The Jersey City Chapter of the Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress made a donation to the Louise Waterman Wise Youth Center in Jerusalem in Dr. King's name. They sent him this note, wishing him a very speedy recovery and good luck.

Letter from Reverend Durstan R. McDonald to MLK Regarding an Invitation

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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges have brought influential leaders to their campus from the civil rights and black power movements. Many students desire a further understanding of the Gospel and have requested to invite Dr. King to speak. The dates provided for this engagement are unfortunately subsequent to the assignation of Dr. King.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Vernon R. Byrd to MLK

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Vernon R. Byrd invites Dr. King to be the speaker at the Annual Men's Day Service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bermuda.

Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Letter from MLK To W. H. Jackson

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Dr. King responds to a letter from W. H. Jackson, regarding the Chicago Sunday Evening club. Mr. Jackson receives information on the possible effects his previous letter may have on Dr. King's white friends.

Tuesday, April 24, 1962

The Danger of A Little Progress

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In Dr. King's article, The Danger of a Little Progress, he discusses the work of the SCLC and SNCC in correlation to statistics regarding integrated housing and schools, as well as discrimination in employment. Dr. King concludes that there has been little progress among blacks in Atlanta statistically.

Saturday, February 15, 1964

March On Mississippi

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Florence Fyall describes a scene of violence on peaceful demonstrators in her poem entitled March On Mississippi."

Saturday, July 1, 1967

Capitalism

Dr. King references Karl Marx's thoughts on capitalism.

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