Themes

The Archive

Digital Archive brought to you
by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Search results for:
"Florida (FL)"

What Moderation Means

,

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 Southern Conference Educational Fund

,

The executive director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc. communicates to the recipient that despite the raids by the state and city police, the organization is attempting to continue operations. The police stripped the SCEF of numerous documentation and correspondence information. The director is certain they would be able to obtain success with the moral support in New Orleans and a possible contribution from the recipient. Of significance is the letter's date: the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Friday, November 22, 1963

Prayer

Dr. King records a prayer.

Letter from James Allen to MLK

,

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

Wednesday, April 6, 1966

Letter from N. M. Nel to MLK

,

N. M. Nel writes to inform Dr. King that his visa application for South Africa has been denied.

Thursday, March 17, 1966

Letter from Jay Kennedy to MLK

,

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

,

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 Moreland Griffith Smith to MLK

,

Moreland Griffith Smith, Chairman of the Alabama Advisory Committee, invites Dr. King or a representative to an open meeting which will be held in Alabama. The purpose of the meeting is to gather information regarding equal protection under the law in areas such as housing, voting, and employment.

Wednesday, February 17, 1965

Letter from US Ambassador Findley Burns, Jr. to MLK

,

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 Rev. Allen Clark to MLK

Rev. Allen Clark sends Dr. King words of encouragement and requests a copy of a book regarding Dr. King's faith.

Letter from SNCC's Judy Richardson to Coretta Scott King

,

Judy Richardson of SNCC writes to Mrs. King to give her a copy of the new Negro history primer, "Negroes in American History." The book serves as a method of teaching children about African American history while tying in elements of the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, September 5, 1965

Dort, Canons of

Dr. King documents a brief history of the Arminian judicial decision, officially titled "The Decision of the Synod of Dort."

Letter from the Brotherhood Activities Committee to MLK

,

The Brotherhood Activities Committee regrets that Dr. King will be unable to attend their speaking engagement. The committee requests that Dr. King provide them with a possible spokesman to speak in his absence. Fred Shuttlesworth and Morgan Collins serve as two primary options to serve the Ohio-West Virginia community.

Thursday, October 31, 1963

What Martin Luther King Really Has on His Mind

,

The Detroit Free Press reviewed Dr. King's last book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" The review examines Dr. King's stance on the slogan "Black Power," his disappointment with moderation and his views against the Vietnam War. According to Dr. King, "The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America."

Sunday, July 9, 1967

Letter from Robert Lee Hill to MLK

Robert Lee Hill writes to inform Dr. King of the discrimination taking place in the United States Post Office. He then requests the help of the Reverend to put an end to it.

Letter from MLK to Sarah Harvey

,

Dr. King thanks Miss Harvey of Oxford, England for her contribution to his cause. He suggests that she inquire about any regulations governing money coming from England to the US. He also expresses his hope to meet her in his travels.

Tuesday, November 28, 1961

Letter from MLK to Beatrice Rosselll

,

Dr. King takes an opportunity to express gratitude for Beatrice Rossell's support to the civil rights movement. He addresses her inquiry regarding his activities with the Highlander Folk School and possible Communist ties. Rossell received a picture of Dr. King at Highlander and the caption addressed him as a Communist.

Wednesday, September 23, 1964

Press Release: SCLC Add New Members

,

The SCLC reports about the six new members added to its executive board during the Annual Convention held in Savannah, Ga.

Monday, October 19, 1964

MLK's Crawfordville, Georgia Speech

,

Dr. King rallies the people to keep pushing forward with nonviolent actions to gain freedom and dignity as human beings.

Monday, October 11, 1965

Thank you from SCLC to donor Dr. Jerry Flint

,

Dr. King is writing to express his deep appreciation for the generous contribution made by Jerry Flint. He acknowledges the importance of the continuous support of the contributors so that the fight for social justice and peace can continue.

Monday, March 25, 1968

Syllabus In Christian Education

This syllabus outlines the various elements of a course entitled "Christian Education" from Dr. King's experience at Crozer Theological Seminary.

Handwritten Notecard about Peace

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines J Maritain's views on Peace, from the book Christianity and Democracy.

Jesus Christ

Dr. King quotes St. Irenaeus of Lyons.

The False God of Money

,

This sermon titled "The False God of Money" was preached by Dr. King on July 19, 1953. Dr. King raised a question to his congregation stating, "Will you serve the transitory god of money which is here today and gone tomorrow or will you serve the eternal God of the universe who is the same yesterday, today and forever?"

Sunday, July 19, 1953

Revolt Without Violence - The Negroes' New Strategy

,

In this 1960 U.S. News & World Report article, Dr. King discusses the lunch counter sit-in movement spurring across the American South, the nonviolent approach to civil rights demonstrations, and the evolving status of the Negro.

Monday, March 21, 1960

Letter from Benjamin Spock to MLK

,

Benjamin Spock, Co-Chairman for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, solicits Dr. King as a sponsor for a testimonial dinner. The committee will honor Max Youngstein with its Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award at the dinner.

Tuesday, September 15, 1964

Nobel Foundation's Invitation to Dr. and Mrs. King

The Consul General of Sweden requests the presence of both Dr. and Mrs. King. The Kings are offered an invitation to meet the director of the Nobel Foundation and attend a reception in New York.

Is It Wrong to Segregate?

,

This Sermon titled "Is It Wrong to Segregate?" was delivered by the Reverend A. L. Kendrick on June 5, 1960. He expounds on several topics including equal rights, communism and the political element of the government.

Sunday, June 5, 1960

Letter from Maynard Gertler to MLK

,

Maynard Gertler writes Dr. King requesting a copy of his speech given during the March on Washington. Additionally Gertler requests speeches by Baynard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph. Gertler also mentions that he was present when Dr. King spoke in Montreal last year.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963

Telegram from Thompson Bradley and Others to MLK

,

The Pennsylvania Universities Council on Problems of War and Peace express their support to Dr. King.

Sunday, February 12, 1967

Pages