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Telegram from Richard Beyer to MLK

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Richard Beyer telegrams Dr. King inquiring if he is available to speak at a peace rally in Washington sponsored by Canadian and Northwest Peace groups.

Monday, May 17, 1965

International Issues: January 26, 1968

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This edition of the National Council of Churches "International Issues" features a report on the indictment of Dr. King's close associates and fellow peace activists Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Spock along with three other peace leaders. The indictment accuses the men of "conspiracy to counsel, aid and abet" draft evasion. The accused were charged on January 5, 1968, a few months after signing an open letter entitled "A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority," which was published in several newspapers.

Friday, January 26, 1968

Letter from Robert G. Lippmann to MLK

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Robert G. Lippmann requests a copy of the sermon Dr. King delivered at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for the funeral services of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Diane Wesley.

Saturday, November 16, 1963

Letter from US Soldiers Lester Hill, James Gardner and Homer Collier to MLK

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Three Negro soldiers communicate with Dr. King regarding the racial practices of white GIs against fellow Negro GIs. The soldiers feel pressure to not only fight against the enemy but to watch over their shoulders to shield themselves from intimidation against the white GIs. Lester Hill writes on behalf of soldiers requesting Dr. King's help.

Friday, October 15, 1965

Outline of The Distinctions In God's Creation

This outline of Dr. King's sermon entitled, "The Distinctions of God's Creation," references Thomas Aquinas. The document suggests focusing on the central message that God created all beings and features of nature, each with its own unique form and purpose.

Letter from Christine Schulty to Mrs. King

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Christine Schulty offers condolences to Mrs. King after the assassination of Dr. King.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Tribute to Dr. King by Rev. Joseph L. Roberts

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In this document, Rev. Joseph L. Roberts, Presiding Elder for the West Detroit District of the AME church, delivered this profound tribute to Dr. King, the day after his assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Telegram from Konrad Bloch to MLK

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Konrad Bloch congratulates Dr. King and says he will see him in Stockholm.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Letter from David J. Dennis to MLK

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In this letter, David Dennis requests a letter of reference from Dr. King, prior to his draft board meeting, so to challenge an induction into the armed forces.

Wednesday, October 12, 1966

Man

Dr. King quotes Psalms 144:4 and comments briefly on this biblical passage.

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. King to Sadye Brooks

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Dr. and Mrs. King offer their condolences to the Brooks family on the recent loss of their beloved husband and father.

Friday, April 28, 1967

Telegram from The Mathis Family to MLK

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The Mathis family sends their support to Dr. King during his incarceration in the Birmingham City Jail.

Monday, April 15, 1963

SCLC Minutes

This undated and unsigned memorandum functions essentially as minutes for an SCLC strategy session.

Freedom

Here, Dr. King defines freedom.

MLK's Plans for Cleveland

Dr. King outlines programs and development that he will implement in Cleveland. King frequently went to Cleveland throughout his time as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Letter from Fred Bennette to MLK

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Director Reverend Bennette requests that Dr. King increase the telephone allowance for Operation Breadbasket, stating that frequent phone calls must be made in order to keep the program active.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Conference on Strengthening the New Politiics

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The Conference on Strengthening the New Politics was formed from a desire to have real constituencies who have control over their elected officials and a concern for local grassroots political development. It is the hope of this conference that the styles of liberalism and the Civil Rights Movement could come together to form a new elective politic.

Sunday, November 28, 1965

Reason

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman's "The Finding of God."

Letter from Gloria Kenny to MLK

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Mrs. Kenny encloses her monthly contribution of $50 to the SCLC and reports that a recent recruitment letter has resulted in 18 potential new members.

Thursday, October 20, 1966

Letter from Burke Marshall to MLK

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Burke Marshall, Assistant Attorney General, writes Dr. King in response to a telegram sent by the Reverend protesting action be taken by the State of Louisiana against the Southern Conference Educational Fund.

Wednesday, October 16, 1963

Copyright Agreement for MLK’s Nobel Lecture

This is the Copyright Assignment Agreement established between Dr. King and the Nobel Foundation.

Wisdom

Dr. King quotes and comments on Proverbs 2:6, saying that wisdom is a supreme virtue for the author of Proverbs and involves moral character and knowledge.

Letter from Dora McDonald to William K. Du Val

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Dora McDonald responds to William K. Du Val of the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations on behalf of Dr. King.

Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Telegram from I.W. and Helen Grizzard to MLK

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I.W. and Helen Grizzard encourage Dr. King to "endure to the end in God's loving light" while King is in jail in Bessemer, Alabama.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Letter to Mrs. H.G. Smith from MLK

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Dr. King thanks Mrs. Smith for her financial contribution to the SCLC. He briefly explains the current efforts of the SCLC and the importance of contributions.

Wednesday, October 13, 1965

A Tribute to the MLK

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Several organizations in Stamford, Connecticut sponsor a tribute in honor of Dr. King. This document outlines the program participants, and lists Dr. King as providing the keynote address.

Monday, November 30, 1964

Another Opinion: I Oppose the War in Vietnam

This column contains excerpts from an address given by Dr. King in Chicago, in which he expresses his concerns regarding the Vietnam War and how it will affect poverty in America.

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves provides the figures for royalties and advances of "Why We Can't Wait."

Tuesday, September 8, 1964

Letter from Dr. King to Earnest Dale

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This letter serves to acknowledge Earnest Dale's missed call to Dr. King and to thank Professor Dale for his support.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

Letter from MLK to Rev. Stanley Terry

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Dr. King extends his appreciation to Reverend Terry of New York for his witness in Albany, Georgia.

Wednesday, October 10, 1962

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