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Letter from Donell Taylor to MLK

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The author of this document writes to Dr. King offering support to the continued fight for civil rights. The author states Dr. King "can't fail for God is [his] commanding general."

Tuesday, February 8, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dr. Edward A. Jones

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Dora McDonald writes Dr. Edward Jones to thank him for translating the letter from Mr. Wasalu for Dr. King.

Tuesday, April 16, 1963

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Bartley to MLK

Dr. King was sent this telegram from a couple who had recently heard him speak, prior to his nearly fatal 1958 stabbing in Harlem.

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

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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

Institute for Human Relations LBJ Leaflet

The Office of Economic Opportunity republished this spotlight on President Johnson's War on Poverty from Look Magazine in June 1967. The editors discuss the "poverty of opportunity" plaguing nearly 1 in every 6 Americans, saying that Johnson's War on Poverty makes an attempt to combat the economic conditions of America's most vulnerable, including Negro Americans. The articles also shed light on the numerous shortcomings the Johnson Administration-supported legislation has encountered amongst legislators and the American public.

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

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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

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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

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

Wednesday, July 12, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Sammy Davis Jr.

Dr. King requests that Mr. Davis ask Frank Sinatra to serve as Honorary Host at the SCLC Benefit Cocktail Party held in Miami.

Letter from MLK to Alice Sargent

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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 "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.

Athanasius, St.

Dr. King records a short biography of the theologian St. Athanasius, identifying him as the defender of the Nicene faith.

Letter from Henry Hart Rice to MLK

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

Monday, June 5, 1967

Invitation Letter from Mrs. Frank K. Simms to MLK and CSK to Attend the 28th Annual Coference of the National Association of Ministers' Wives

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Mrs. Sims invites Dr. and Mrs. King to attend the 28th Annual Converence of the National Association of Ministers' Wives in Chicago IL.

Sunday, November 19, 1967

"A Knock At Midnight"

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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

Erasmus

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

Black Marches and White Hysteria

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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

Peace

Dr. King writes on the topic of peace.

Letter from John Lewis to MLK

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

Friday, May 15, 1964

Letter from Mrs. A. P. Boynton to MLK

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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

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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

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

Monday, July 29, 1963

"Danger in Demonstrations"

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This article, from the newspaper "Chicago's American," criticizes Dr. King's demonstrations on open housing in Chicago.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Freedom

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

Letter from Mrs. Zabelle Tourian to MLK

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

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK

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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

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

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Note to Dr. King from JOAN DAVES, New York, NY, dated September 23, 1973

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This note is to request Dr. King's signature on a contract with Oncken for german language edition of Stride Toward Freedom.

Sunday, September 22, 1963

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