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Letter from Govenor Nelson A. Rockefeller to MLK


New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller encloses a copy of "The Future of Federalism." His book "traces the development of the federal idea in the United States."

Wednesday, September 5, 1962

Letter to MLK


The author in this letter writes Dr. King to describe the racial discrimination he faces in the Army. He writes that about mistreatment he has received from his sergeants as well as the court martial he faces for missing a bed check, but he is afraid to say much more because he is not certain that Dr. King will receive the letter.

Thursday, February 8, 1962

Letter from Lynne Ansorge to MLK

Lynne Ansorge invites Dr. King to Lawrence College. He also tells Dr. King about the issues that have been occurring in their community.

Letter from E. Paul Weaver to MLK


E. Paul Weaver writes to Dr. King enclosing a small contribution for the work of the SCLC. Weaver also requests that the Dr. King visit Camp Mack as a guest speaker. The Executive Secretary of Church of the Brethren, one of three historic peace churches in the U. S., informs Dr. King of the Brethren's strong stand against slavery long before the Civil War.

Tuesday, January 9, 1962

Letter from MLK to Jan Helge Jansen


Dr. King responds to an invitation to speak in Oslo, Norway in the fall of 1964. He informs the requester that the "present temper of events in this section of the country" has influenced him to adopt a policy of not accepting invitations more than two months in advance. He states, however, that he will keep the invitation on file and communicate with the sender in September regarding his eligibility to accept the invitation.

Tuesday, April 7, 1964

Letter from Grace Pruitt to Miss D. McDonald


Grace Pruitt writes to Ms. McDonald informing her that the American Friends Service Committee does not have a large enough stock of "Letter From Birmingham City Jail" to send her 200 copies.

Thursday, December 15, 1966

Letter From Irving Neiman to MLK


Irving Neiman offers his legal services to the SCLC for their work in the civil rights movement.

Monday, October 18, 1965

Letter from H. D. Everett to Dr. King


A proposition letter expressing an economic idea to establish business enterprises owned and operated by negroes.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Letter from Jack Delano to MLK


Jack Delano expresses how pleased the radio and television service of Puerto Rico is to learn that Dr. King has agreed to appear on their press interview program.

Tuesday, July 20, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Solomon Mendelson


In this letter, Dora McDonald is responding to Solomon Mendelson. McDonald expresses her excitement that Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech will be televised.

Monday, January 8, 1968

Letter from Ram Aurangabadkar and Dinkar Sakrikar to MLK


The Sarvajanik Kalyan Samiti society praises Dr. King for effectively using the method of "mass civil resistance" developed by Mahatma Gandhi. As a token of appreciation, the society would like to donate a bust of Mahatma Gandhi to be installed in a children's park in the United States. The society requests that Dr. King arrange the installment.

Tuesday, June 7, 1966

Highlander Reports: Black Power in Mississipi

In this newsletter, the writers speak about various issues concerning African Americans and their discrimination in politics.

Letter from Congressman Adam Clatyon Powell to MLK


Harlem Representative Adam Clayton Powell informs Dr. King that all of the "War on Poverty" hearings will be cancelled until furtherl notice.

Friday, April 16, 1965

Note Card Entitled Atheism

Atheism is cited from Sparrier in this note card.

Letter from William F. Grant to MLK


After being insulted by a solicitation from the SCLC, William Grant lectures Dr. King on the morality of his methods and strongly disfavors the work of several civil rights groups and the civil rights struggle as a whole.

Tuesday, July 6, 1965

New York Times Graphic: Minority Problems in White Collar Employment


This graphic from The New York Times shows examples of demographic inequality in white collar jobs.

Sunday, January 21, 1968

Letter from Kenneth Ives to MLK


Kenneth Ives writes a letter and encloses his research that could be beneficial to Dr. King. Ives studied the effects of various social policy efforts on individuals and on society in general.

Monday, August 28, 1967

Memorandum Regarding Civil Rights Complaints

Robert Greene, John Griffin and Ralph Scott make a claim against the state of New York, asserting that they were denied their civil rights and treated unjustly.

Letter from MLK to Rev. Charles H. Smith


Dr. King regrettably informs Rev. Charles Smith that he will not be unable to make an appearance at the First Baptist Church in West Virginia. Due to Dr. King's schedule and commitments to his home church, he finds it difficult to accept any invitations for the next several months.

Tuesday, January 30, 1962

Letter from Wayne Blanks to MLK

Wayne Blanks writes Dr. King in hopes that he will answer a question about the specific goals and standards he sets for Negroes in the US. Blanks is requesting this information for his advanced placement history assignment.

God (His Love)

Dr. King writes notes regarding God and his love for humanity. King states, "God is a God who takes initiative... [He] seeks His creatures before they seek him."

People to People: Civil Rights and Negative Normalcy


Dr. King attempts to answer questions from white liberals concerning the progress and importance of the Civil Rights Movement.

Saturday, March 12, 1966

Letter from Harold W. Buchholz to MLK


Harold W. Buchholz, a financial patron, provides Dr. King with tips to appeal to more Americans regarding his programs to provide equality for Negroes.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

Letter from Neil Sullivan to MLK


In this letter, Superintendent of Schools Neil Sullivan writes about the complete integration of the Berkeley County Public Schools.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Letter from MLK to A. Phillip Randolph


Dr. King writes A. Philip Randolph to acknowledge the need for future strategic planning in the civil rights movement.

Monday, April 13, 1964

Accepting the New York City Medallion Draft

Dr. King accepts the New York City Medallion on behalf of all persons, both black and white, involved in the fight for social justice and equality.

Response letter from Dr. King regarding Mr. Altomerianos and Charles Evans Hughes High School


Dr. King took the time to write to the faculty and students of Charles Evans Hughes High School, following his release from Harlem Hospital. In this thank you, he expressed sincere gratitude for the well wishes from the young students relayed to him during his illness. Furthermore, Dr. King acknowledged that the future would be in good hands with their involvement in the struggle for Brotherhood and Human Dignity.

Thursday, October 23, 1958

Telegram from Mrs. King to Canon L. John Collins


Mrs. King confirms with Canon L. John Collins the dates of her visit to England.

Friday, January 3, 1969

Letter from Dinkar Sakrikar to Dora McDonald


Dinkar Sakrikar, General Secretary of Sarvajanik Kalyan Samiti, expresses appreciation to Dr. King for accepting a Mahatma Gandhi memorial gift. The memorial gift includes Indian children's toys, a set of Gandhi's books, and a bronze statue of Gandhi to be installed in a children's park in the United States.

Wednesday, June 22, 1966

Notecard Regarding God

In this handwritten notecard, Dr. King gives a description of God.