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Letter from Griffin R. Simmons to MLK

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Griffin R. Simmons, President of The Consolidate Association, responds to Dr. King's letter of recent date stating that he was chosen to be honored by the Consolidate Association. Simmons hopes that Dr. King can make an appearance at the Fall Affair, and requests him to make a statement which will appear in their journal.

Thursday, October 4, 1962

Transcripts of Speeches And Statements Along The Meridith March

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Dr. King discusses the recent violent challenge faced by the Negro and the SCLC in which they have experienced a "threat of murder." This issue has motivated Dr. King to continuously press for social change and maintain the responsibilities in Mississippi.

Thursday, June 16, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Mrs. Jessie C. Treichler

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Dora McDonald writes Mrs. Treichler to inform her that she will provide Dr. and Mrs. King arrival time at a later date. She also explains that Dr. King's physician has highly recommended that he limits his amount of events during his travels, therefore she feels sure that he will not be able to commit to all of her suggestions.

Wednesday, April 14, 1965

Black Power and Liberation: A Communist View

Arnold Johnson, Public Relations Director of Communist Party U. S. A, requests commentary on Claude Lightfoot's pamphlet "A Note on Black Power and Liberation." The pamphlet has sparked discussions in the public press and the Negro Freedom Movement.

Letter from MLK to James Hoffa

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Dr. King offers support to James Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, several months prior to the start of Mr. Hoffa's prison term at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.

Monday, December 19, 1966

Letter from Judy Grey to MLK

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Judy Grey, a student at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, informs Dr. King of a paper she is required to complete regarding an issue in the South and requests that he provide any information concerning the movement in the South.

Thursday, June 27, 1963

Letter from Joseph A. Howell to MLK

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Mr. Howell requests that Dr. King support the efforts of the United Church of Christ to stop smoking in America.

Tuesday, December 12, 1967

Invitation to King's House, Jamaica

Governor-General Clifford Campbell invites Dr. and Mrs. King to a dinner at King's House, Jamaica. King's House is the official residence of the Governor General.

Stokely Carmichael Requests MLK Photo

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Julia Polk of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, asks for an autographed photo of Dr. King for Stokely Carmichael's collection.

Thursday, October 20, 1966

Letter from James A Mills to MLK

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Rev. James A Mills commends Dr. King on his efforts in the Civil Rights Movement and includes a donation to the SCLC.

Friday, August 12, 1966

Elinor G. Galusha Request "I Have a Dream" by Dr. King 1966

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This is letter from Elinor G. Glusha requesting permission to reprint Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech in book titled "Words of Faith".

Tuesday, September 6, 1966

Telegram from Unius Griffin to MLK

Unius Griffin writes to Dr. King regarding four Negro political candidates seeking elective offices in Wilcox County, Alabama. Griffin includes information on the increasing numbers of registered Negro voters and speaks to the various intents of each Negro candidate.

Notecard Regarding Freedom

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines his insights on the concept of freedom.

Telegram from Phil Lenud to MLK

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Phil Lenud sends a telegram to Dr. King expressing that Reverend Andrew Young will telegraph him.

Sunday, December 18, 1966

Definitions

Dr. King defines a set of words such as, "Gospel" and "Justification."

Telegram from MLK to Robert Kennedy

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Dr. King issues an urgent request for Robert Kennedy's immediate involvement in the prosecution of four students who were arrested while engaged in a peaceful demonstration in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. King has also received information of gross violations of the students' constitutional rights.

Monday, June 4, 1962

Enclosure to MLK - A Call for a National Fast by CALCAV

This is an enclosure that accompanied a letter dated March 22, 1968 from John C. Bennett to Dr. King. Dr. King spoke often of the need of fasting to repent for the sin of Vietnam, and was closely associated with the Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam (CALCAV). Between the writing of this letter and the event itself, Dr. King would be assassinated.

SCLC Executive Board Approves Montgomery March

Dr. King’s handwritten notes report on SCLC Executive Board approval of four of his recommendations: a March on the State Capitol in Montgomery, a nationwide economic withdrawal from Christmas shopping to commemorate the tragic deaths of children in Birmingham, a massive direct action program in Danville, Virginia, and selective buying campaign in the South to get better jobs for Negroes

Letter from Benjamin Mays to MLK

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Dr. Mays presents Dr. King with a $300 honorarium for giving the first convocation address at Morehouse College.

Monday, November 28, 1966

Birthday Card from Birmingham Mirror Newsapaper

Ella Martin of the Birmingham Mirror newspaper sends Dr. King a birthday card, wishing him many happy returns of January 15th.

Statement by MLK re Citizen Diplomacy

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Dr. King releases a statement that he was considering communicating by mail with the "major powers" involved in the Vietnam conflict. However; he now believes that with the changing factors of certain groups involved in the conflict, his proposed communication is no longer needed.

Tuesday, October 5, 1965

Letter from Ms. Dora McDonald to Mr. Robert Green

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In this letter, Ms. Dora McDonald tells Dr. Robert Green that Dr. King has approved Dr. Green's forward for the "Famous American Series."

Monday, January 22, 1968

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to Jeremiah 3:12.

Address by MLK to Southern Association of Political Scientist

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Dr. King addresses the issues of poverty, unemployment, education, health, and housing disparities within the nation. Granted, many strides have been made but there is still more work to be done. Equality has still not come full circle in regards to these social issues. Dr. King urges the people to continue the fight of social justice in all aspects of inequality.

Friday, November 13, 1964

Letter from Richard Sand to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Richard Sand, of the New York Vietnam Summer, requested that Dr. King forward autographed photographs to the New York office.

Tuesday, August 8, 1967

Letter from Edward Taylor to MLK

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Staff Sergeant Edward Taylor, United States Army, requests Dr. King's assistance or advice in appealing his bar to reenlistment and court martial.

Tuesday, February 20, 1968

Telegram from Rev. Harold Carlson to MLK

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Reverend Harold E. Carlson sends words of encouragement to Dr. King. Carlson prays for continued strength and courage for King's "holy cause."

Thursday, September 19, 1963

Letter from Robert L. Green to MLK

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Robert Green requests for Dr. King to write an introduction to the book, "Education and the Urban Poor."

Monday, March 13, 1967

Letter from Samuel Bucholtz to MLK and Wyatt Tee Walker

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The Temple Israel of Hollywood sends a contribution to the SCLC and praises Wyatt Tee Walker for his appearance.

Wednesday, November 27, 1963

Letter from Ralph Abernathy to F. D. Kirkpatrick

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Rev. Abernathy commends Rev. Kirkpatrick on his job with the Steering Committee and discusses the enclosure of receipts.

Monday, March 4, 1968

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