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Schleiermacher (Religion More Than Dogma)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion.” The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rev. A. Dale Fiers


Miss McDonald confirms that Dr. King will speak in Dallas at a meeting organized by the Assembly of Christian Churches. She also requests details about the speaking engagement and encloses a biographical sketch and photograph.

Friday, September 10, 1965

Biographical Sketches of Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

These are biographical sketches of various leaders who were involved in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedoms. These distinguished individuals were involved in organizations that focused on equality and nonviolence.

Letter from an Asylum Inmate to MLK Seeking Assistance


Paul Douglas Ware, an untried inmate, requests Dr. King's "understanding, moral support, and possible assistance." Mr. Ware informs Dr. King of detailed information regarding his unjust treatment, his personal life, his present state of mind and most importantly his desire to have a stronger bond with "his own people."

Monday, May 29, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to Arvella Gray


Dora McDonald acknowledges receipt of items sent by Arvella Gray. She ensures Mr. Gray that Dr. King will be made aware of the gifts upon his return from Birmingham.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Letter from MLK to Jesse W. Furlow


Dr. King disagrees with Mr. Furlow's theory that "we are the victims of a Catholic conspiracy."

Wednesday, July 12, 1967

Letter from MLK to Alice Sargent


Dr. King responds to an invitation to speak at Temple University from the Assistant Director of Student Activities. He states that he enjoys speaking with college and university students, he gracefully declines the invitation due to his civil rights commitments in the South. He also addresses Mrs. Sargent's question presented in her letter regarding the role Temple University can play in the Civil Rights Movement. He tells her that Rev. C.T. Vivian, Dr.

Tuesday, November 26, 1963

Letter from Mr. Cass Canfield to MLK


In this letter Mr. Canfield Of Harper & Row, Publishers, informs Dr. King that a certificate of recognition from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for "Where Do We Go From Here?" is being sent to him as an award. Mr. Canfield expresses his belief the book will continue to sell.

Wednesday, October 11, 1967

Letter from "The Nation" to MLK

"The Nation" sends Dr. King payment for his article, "Let Justice Roll Down." The article was published in the March 15, 1965 edition of the publication.

Letter from Henry Hart Rice to MLK


Henry Hart Rice sends Dr. King a contribution to express his support for the work of the SCLC.

Monday, June 5, 1967

Support Correspondence from Harold Ford to MLK


In this letter, Harold Ford stresses the importance of the movement and the need for more privileged whites to lend a helping hand. He states that everyone has a moral responsibility to ensure the welfare of man kind and no one should haphazardly turn a blind to the issues of race and economics.

Sunday, September 3, 1967

"A Knock At Midnight"


This is a draft of the sermon Dr. King wrote comparing a story from the Bible in St. Luke to the struggle to obtain equality and civil rights.

Sunday, August 9, 1964

Notecard Containing MLK's Handwriting Regarding Christianity

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines Martin Luther's views on Christianity, accroding to the book, "Concerning Christian Liberty."


Dr. King writes about Erasmus, a Dutch scholar, who lived during the Reformation period.

Black Marches and White Hysteria


This editorial by WBBM-TV in Chicago, a CBS station, highlights recent civil rights marches and the corresponding white hysteria. Carter Davidson, editorial director, discusses the marches and the middle-class citizens who displayed Nazi swastikas in response.

Monday, August 15, 1966


Dr. King writes on the topic of peace.

Letter from John Lewis to MLK


John Lewis relays his appreciation for the advanced copy of Dr. King's book "Why We Can't Wait."

Friday, May 15, 1964


Dr. King quotes an excerpt from Fosdick's "Modern Use of the Bible."

Letter from Mrs. A. P. Boynton to MLK


Mrs. A.P, Boynton, chairman of the Dallas County Voters League, informs Dr. King of unjust treatment towards colored women employed at Dunn's Rest Home. Due to physical abuse from the rest home's owner Charles E. Dunn, many of the women left. The Dallas County Voters League also requests a sewing machine from Dr. King to assist the women with "gainful employment."

Saturday, November 30, 1963

Richard Parrish and Daniel H. Watts Press Release on William Worthy Passport Case


This news release announces plans to picket the American Jewish Congress Award Banquet held for Attorney General Robert Kennedy at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Attorney General is to receive an award "for advancing human freedom."

Monday, October 22, 1962

Letter from MLK to Thomas R. Jones


Dr. King thanks the Honorable Thomas R. Jones for his financial and moral support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Monday, July 29, 1963


Dr. King provides the pessimist's perception of history.


Dr. King writes on the topic of "freedom," according to Jeremiah 1:5.

Letter from Mrs. Zabelle Tourian to MLK


Zabelle Tourian expresses her support for Dr. King, relaying several short statements regarding famous African American persons of recent history.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

The Gary Crusader: The World of Books


This review of Dr. King's "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" highlights his examination of the Black Power movement as well as his emphasis on non-violence.

Saturday, June 24, 1967

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK


Dr. Mays requests the help of Dr. King and several other ministers to promote theological education among Baptist parishioners.

Wednesday, November 28, 1962

Letter from Joyce Armstrong to MLK


Joyce Armstrong of Detroit, Michigan expresses concern regarding segregation and equality in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

American Clergymen's Committee for Vietnamese War Relief


The American Clergymen's Committee for Vietnamese War Relief requests that Dr. King join them in sending medical supplies to North Vietnam. They also explain the difficulties they are receiving from the government to obtain a Treasury Department License which would enable them to assist in the war relief. Lastly, the committee informs Dr. King of how other churches have made generous contributions to help with relief for the Vietnam War.

Monday, December 4, 1967

Letter from Rev. Hedley W. Plunkett to MLK


Reverend Hedley W. Plunkett of Belfast, Northern Ireland, invites Dr. King to include the city on his schedule the next time he comes to Europe. Plunkett describes his interest in King's work and Ireland's own "Color Bar."

Friday, March 3, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to Paul J. Dolan


On behalf of Dr. King, Dora McDonald grants Paul J. Dolan approval to use the "I Have A Dream" speech that Dr. King delivered at the March on Washington.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967