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"HLS" believes that Dr. King is wrong in thinking that the Republican Party will do more for African Americans than the Democratic Party.

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Certificate Honoring MLK


This certificate serves to honor MLK for his contributions "in the field of racial relations."

Friday, March 31, 1967

Letter from E.M. Fruchter to MLK Regarding Hotel Reservations


E.M. Fruchter is notifying Dr. King of the hotel accomodations made on his behalf. He list the cost of the rooms per night and request a fifty-dollar deposit from Dr. King.

Monday, December 12, 1966

Letter to Dr. King from Elder G.W. Watkins


Elder G. W. Watkins writes Dr. King requesting that he and his organization join the fight to regain Cassius Clay's (Muhammad Ali) title as the Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World.

Friday, August 2, 1957

Letter from MLK to Members of First Congregational Church Expressing Thanks For Their Contribution


In this letter, Dr. King offer his gratitude to the Fist Congregational Church for its contribution to the S.C.L.C. Dr. King acknowledges the impact of such support on improving race relations throughout the nation.

Friday, January 5, 1968

Financial Statement for SCLC - OEO


The Anti-Poverty Coordinating Committee of the SCLC sends this budget outline to the Office of Economic Opportunity in request of financial changes.

Monday, May 15, 1967

Postcard Sent to MLK

This unsigned postcard sent from Memphis, Tennessee depicts Dr. King and Lyndon B. Johnson pulling down a judge who symbolizes justice.


Dr. King writes a quote from Genevan philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Letter from MLK to Lenn Latham

Dr. King expresses gratitude for support of his work and advises that nonviolence is the only way to achieve change.

Letter from MLK to Mr. Wiley Bell


In this letter, Dr. King writes a thank you note to Mr. Bell for his support concerning "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Thursday, July 25, 1963

Letter from Dora McDonald to William Grayson


Dora McDonald informs William Grayson that Dr. King's schedule does not permit him to make any more appearances in the year of 1962. Miss McDonald expresses her deep apologies for Dr. King's inabilities to attend.

Thursday, February 15, 1962

Certainty (Religious)

Dr. King refers to Brightman's "Philosophy of Religion" in regard to religious certainty.

Report of Director of Mission Development

Rev. Dr. Archie Hargraves was a distinguished urban minister and church leader who served America's cities for more than half a century. In this report he gives a summary of individual organizations under Mission Development, of which he was the Director. All of these organizations aimed to augment employment and economic opportunities for their respective surrounding communities.

Vote of Confidence for Negro Leader


In this editorial, a study of 300 negro in 13 cities, was conducted to determine the public attitude towards Dr. King.

Wednesday, January 24, 1968


Dr. King writes on sin as described in Jeremiah 4:22.

Letter from Willis M. Tate to MLK


Willis M. Tate, President of Southern Methodist University, expresses his gratitude for Dr. King's acceptance to come to the university. He assures Dr. King that his trip is welcomed and presents two alternative dates to address the student body. This address is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration that Dr. King has already been invited.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

Harper & Row, Publishers Invoice


Harper & Row, Publishers issued this invoice to Dr. King for the shipment of ten copies of Dr. King's book, "Where Do We Go From Here."

Tuesday, June 20, 1967

Letter from Frank Clarke to MLK


Frank Clarke requests a letter of recommendation from Dr. King. Mr. Clarke seeks to obtain the position of the Assistant Press Secretary to the President.

Tuesday, June 22, 1965

Letter from MLK to Melvin W. Trent


Dr. King recommends that Melvin W. Trent file a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission about the unjust labor situation in Newport News.

Friday, November 26, 1965

Southern Conference Educational Fund Endorsement of MLK Vietnam Stance


The Southern Conference Educational Fund issues this article in the Patriot News Service. This statement supports Dr. King's sentiments regarding the Vietnam War and also details issues of race, injustice, and inequality in various places throughout the world.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

Letter from the Faculty of the Tuskegee Institute to President Kennedy


Members of the faculty and staff of Tuskegee Institute issue a plea to President John F. Kennedy to intervene in the Birmingham crisis of 1963. They request that the President use an upcoming speech to discuss Constitutional rights, send the FBI to Alabama to investigate "charges of police brutality," and revoke federal funds that support segregation and persuade business leaders to desegregate public facilities.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Letter from MLK to Beulah H. Brunson


Dr. King offers his gratitude to Beulah H. Brunson of the Georgiana Thomas Grand Chapter O. E. S. for her contribution to the SCLC. Dr. King comments on the progress made over the past decade in improving conditions for Negroes in the South.

Monday, January 30, 1967

Letter from Jack Malpas to MLK


Jack Malpas, a member of the Episcopal Church's Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, contributed financially to the SCLC. Mr. Malpas informs Dr. King that he is working on the appeal for the Prayer Pilgrimage and expresses his previous experience in Jackson, Mississippi.

Thursday, December 21, 1961

Letter from Elder A. S. Grant to MLK


Elder A.S. Grant, a member of The West Indies Laymen National Christian League Church and State, writes a letter to Dr. King. Grant states the need for solidarity among global Black leaders, both church and state. He requests monetary donations that would go towards a headquarters for his organization.

Monday, November 1, 1965

Cooperative/Noble Competition

Dr. King writes a sermon on the topic "Cooperative Competition." King utilizes the biblical text deriving from Luke chapter 22 verse 24, which expresses how Jesus views competition. According to the text, Jesus thinks that competition is good as long as an individual competes with humility and serving others.

Letter from Thelma Berlack Boozer to MLK


Thelma Berlack Boozer, President of Gothamettes, Inc. writes Dr. King sending a contribution of $150. In closing, Boozer requests a receipt or prompt acknowledgement of the contribution.

Sunday, May 29, 1966

Letter from Dorothy L. Shereff to MLK Regarding a Book on Gandhi


Dorothy Shereff, Rights and Permissions Manager for The New American Library, requests that Dr. King send a statement to promote Professor Louis Fischer's book on Mahatma Gandhi.

Tuesday, January 5, 1965

Letter from Bronx High School Student Paul Kylar to MLK


Paul Kylar, a student from the Bronx, writes Dr. King to convey support for his plea for peace. Kylar mentions that he attended a peace parade and how elated he is to know that Dr. King works for all people and not just Negroes.

Wednesday, May 31, 1967

Letter from Ms. Joan Daves to MLK


Ms. Daves writes Dr. King concerning an invitation to speak from the University Settlement.

Friday, August 7, 1964

John A. McDermott to MLK


Mr. MacDermott informs Dr. King of the John F. Kennedy Award Dinner and requests that he wire his "greetings" to those who will be honoring him.

Saturday, December 2, 1967