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Notre Dame Law School Library Letter to MLK


Miss Boller, the law school library assistant of Notre Dame, inquires about a recent speech by Dr. King concerning his perspective on the United States and violence.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

Statement by MLK in San Francisco


Dr. King gives an address in San Francisco regarding race relations, equality, and segregation. Dr. King charges people from all communities to unite so that hope can be created for others.

Tuesday, May 26, 1964


Dr. King's focuses on religious beliefs and their relation to intellectual concepts.

Telegram from Philip A. Randolph to MLK


Philip A. Randolph writes Dr. King concerning Negro leaders being invited to discuss problems of the movement on NBC television.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Letter from Tony Schrader to MLK


Tony Schrader informs Dr. King that his college is sponsoring a primary on campus for Choice '68. Schrader requests "any free campaign materials or statements of policies of Dr. King."

Tuesday, April 2, 1968

Letter From Charles L. Sanders to MLK


In this letter, Sanders recommends William Rutherford to Dr. King for a position with SCLC.

Monday, July 18, 1966

Martin Luther King....At Communist Training School


This advertisement printed in the Augusta Courier accuses Dr. King and several constituents of communist involvement.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Support from Gardner Taylor to MLK

Mr. Taylor expresses his disappointment in the City of Atlanta's decision to arrest Dr. King along with 14 other individuals.

Letter from Bill Dady to MLK


In this letter, "Free Men and Free Markets," a book by Robert Theobald, is introduced to Dr. King by Bill Dady.

Tuesday, May 26, 1964

Letter from Ronald Segal to MLK


Mr. Segal expresses his appreciation for Dr. King's willingness to sponsor the International Conference on South Africa. He also requests that Dr. King prepare a short paper to deliver at the Conference.

Sunday, October 10, 1965

Letter to Martin Luther King Jr. from Clement Alexandre 1957


Dr. King received this letter from Doubleday & Company, regarding offering Dr. King royalties to write his first book. The owner/publisher of Doubleday, Clement Alexandre, tried to persuade Dr. King to work with them on a book that would expand his base of influence. The book would relate to issues of civil and political issues.

Friday, October 4, 1957

Letter from Rev. Theodore L. Fischer to MLK


Rev. Theodore Fischer of the Comittee on Religion and Race of the Eastern Pennsylvania Synod offers support to end discrimination in housing.

Wednesday, June 23, 1965

Letter from Robert L. Green to Dora McDonald Regarding Dr. King's Biological Sketch


This letter from Robert L. Green, Associate Professor, Michigan State University to Dora McDonald is to request copy of Dr. King's biographical sketch to be forwarded to an individual at Yeshiva University. The biographical sketch will be used in conjunction with Dr. King's paper "The Role of Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement" which will be published in the American Psychological Association Journal and the Journal of Social Issues.

Monday, January 22, 1968

Request for Preliminary Determination of Eligibility - Nonprofit


This document serves as a request to establish Ebenezer Baptist Church as a Non-Profit Sponsor or Mortgagor.

Tuesday, November 7, 1967

Letter from Catherine Aller to MLK


Catherine Aller took the time to write Dr. King and encourage him to keep pursuing his goals in spite of criticism.

Wednesday, July 26, 1967

Letter From Jane Hall to MLK


Jane Hall writes Dr. King suggesting that there be a focus on equitable representation of the negro in television advertising in order to attain "maximum quality and quantity" of integration.

Friday, February 9, 1968

Trent, Canons and Decrees of the Council of

Dr. King records some thoughts on the Decrees of the Council of Trent regarding the Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation.

Letter from Theodore Brown to MLK


Theodore Brown writes Dr. King requesting his signature on a telegram to President Johnson from the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa expressing disapproval of South Africa's rule over South West Africa and requesting U.S. support for turning over administration to the United Nations.

Friday, April 21, 1967

Letter from Marc Pilisuk to MLK


Marc Pilisuk, Associate Professor of Administrative Science and Psychology at Purdue University, requests Dr. King's permission to reprint the book "The Triple Revolution."

Thursday, June 22, 1967

MLK Notes on Ministers Arrest

Dr. King, protested the arrest of three ministers who were advocating for desegregation. He warned that individuals that did not take a stand against oppression will help push the South into 'fascism.'

Letter from L. K. Jackson to MLK


Reverend L. K. Jackson commends Dr. King on his ongoing efforts in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, January 22, 1963

Letter from MLK to Mr. W David Angus


Dr. King is responding to the invitation given by W. David Angus. He regrettably informs Angus that due to his overcrowded schedule, he is unable to speak in Montreal. He suggests Reverend Ralph Abernathy as a more than adequate alternative to speak.

Wednesday, February 12, 1964

Letter from Dimitri Papaspyrou to MLK


Dimitri Papaspyrou, the President of the Parliament of Greece, welcomes Dr. King to Athens during his upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Thursday, January 26, 1967

Housing Plan at Gadsden Is Upheld


The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Negroes in Gadsden, Alabama who wanted to stop urban redevelopment plan which would segregate the Negroes.

Thursday, October 11, 1962

Letter from A. Philip Randolph Institue to MLK Regarding "Right to Work"


In this letter, Bayard Rustin, the Executive Director of A. Philip Randolph Institute, expresses gratitude for Dr. King signing the introduction - "Right to Work" Laws --A Trap for America's Minorities".

Monday, May 22, 1967


Dr. King outlines some insights regarding moral duty and sin.

Letter from High School Student Jeanne Adams to MLK


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


Dr. King cites several statements regarding idealism.

Letter from MLK to Vance Hartke Regarding Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Senator Vance Hartke's support in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964


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