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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

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 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

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 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 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

Rejection Letter to Nusas Journal

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Dr. King informs the editor of Nusas Journal that he will not be able to contribute an article.

Monday, May 24, 1965

Letter from Mrs. Stitzinger to Martin Luther King Sr.

Mrs. Stitzinger asserts that the African American community is entitled to their rights but that it doesn't mean that white people have to acknowledge or accept them. She suggests that they create black owned restaurants, hotels, etc. solely so black people will not have to interact directly with the white race.

Letter from H. C. Whitley to MLK

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H. C. Whitley invites Dr. King to the St. Giles' Lectures during Holy Week, preceding Easter of 1964. The cathedral has experienced some notable leaders and would like to continue their caliber of speakers through Dr. King's appearance.

Friday, September 27, 1963

Clarence Jordan's Open letter to to the First Baptist Church of Atlanta

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Clarence Jordan writes to the First Baptist Church of Atlanta to voice his opinion on the Ashton Jones affair. Ashton Jones, a white Methodist minister, was jailed for "disturbing divine worship" when he and two African American associates attempted to take part in a segregated church service. Jordan attempts to parallel this event to biblical accounts where Judeo-Christian leaders disrupted services involved with idol worship. Jordan further asserts that while the state of Georgia may permit the worshipping of a "segregated god," "God himself does not."

Tuesday, September 24, 1963

Letter from MLK to Rebecca Taylor

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Dr. King declines an invitation to speak in Rutledge, Pennsylvania in support of the NAACP due to his responsibilities with the SCLC and his pastorate.

Thursday, December 6, 1962

Letter from Charles Wallace to MLK

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Charles Wallace, a retired white high school teacher from California, offers his support to Dr. King for the implementation of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Wallace emphasizes that he has been a faithful supporter and participant in the civil rights movement. Wallace proposes to assist in the mobilization efforts to structure the campaign.

Thursday, December 28, 1967

Letter from Marjorie Heins to MLK and Dora McDonald

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Marjorie Heins informs the SCLC that the Campaign for Disarmament, a peace group in Germany, requests for Dr. King to give 5-10 lectures for about 2,000 - 3,000 people.

Thursday, September 14, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Bluford Jackson Extending Congratulations

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In this telegram dated 1/26/68 addressed to Mr. Jackson, Dr. King extends congratulations to Dr. Richard Francis on his appointment as Director of the Sunmount State School.

Friday, January 26, 1968

Telegram From M. J. Jones to MLK

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Mr. Jones, Chattanooga affiliate of the SCLC, writes a support letter to Dr. King while he is in jail.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Response Letter from Miss D. McDonald to Professor Paul Kurt Ackerman

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This letter is in response to Professor Paul Kurt Ackermann from Miss. D. McDonald, c/o MLK, referencing a request for submission of Dr. King's manuscript.

Thursday, July 13, 1967

Memo from Gloria Fraction to Andrew Young

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Gloria Fraction states Dr. Dorothy Sutton Branch spoke with Dr. King about meeting a group in Lawndale. She also inquires of Andrew Young when Dr. King would be available for an interview with a reporter.

Friday, June 17, 1966

Letter from H.A. Gilliam to MLK about a Donation

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H.A. Gilliam, Sr. writes to Dr. King enclosing a check for the advancement of the cause represented by the SCLC.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967

Christianity

Dr. King writes about the concept of Christianity.

Letter from Loretta Abbott to MLK

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Wednesday, October 1, 1958

Waste in Foreign Aid

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Irene M. Kashmer suggests Dr. King address the issue of wasted foreign aid in his march on Washington. She encloses a New York Times article from February 15, 1967 to emphasize her point.

Sunday, February 19, 1967

Dr. Luther King Cause of U.S. Violence

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The articles mentions Dr. King and his supposed involvement with the Communist Party. The author is not convinced that Dr. King is the "good Samaritan" everyone believes him to be, and he is ensuring more violence with his cause.

Thursday, November 11, 1965

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