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Letter from Ernest Shaefer to Dora McDonald

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Ernest Shaefer, Executive Secretary for the Hadley Executive Committee, writes Miss McDonald to finalize a date and place for Dr. King to give a lecture in support of the Hadley Memorial Fund.

Saturday, March 18, 1967

Letter from MLK to Randolph Compton - February 22, 1968

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Dr. King thanks Randolph Compton for his one thousand dollar donation to the SCLC. He also acknowledges that this contribution assists in the work of voter registration and securing decent jobs and decent housing for the poor.

Thursday, February 22, 1968

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Hans Spehr to Ralph David Abernathy

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This letter is addressed to Rev. Ralph Abernathy from the Spehr family of Germany. The couple wanted to inform Rev. Abernathy of their written correspondence to President Lyndon Johnson, drafting a plan that would lead to full employment.

Sunday, April 28, 1968

Letter From Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves writes Dr. King to inform him of her meeting, in Germany, with publishers before the Frankfurt Bookfair.

Tuesday, August 4, 1964

Kierkegaard (Paradox)

Dr. King quotes Kierkegaard and comments on his view of paradox.

Immortality

Dr. King quotes Alfred Tennyson on the topic of immortality.

Letter from Helen White to MLK

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Ms. White seeks the opinion of Dr. King for her research on American Aristocracy.

Monday, July 31, 1967

Difference of the Transition Period from the Early Scientific Period

Dr. King references Alfred North Whitehead by noting the differences between the Transition Period and the Early Scientific Period.

Letter from MLK to Marguerite Braymer

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In this letter, Dr. King thanks Mrs. Braymer of Questar Corporation for her generous contribution of 25 shares of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey stock to the SCLC.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

Letter from Carl A. Auerbach to MLK

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Carl A. Auerbach has declined to make contributions to the S.C.L.C based on the assumption that Dr. King will use the funds for protest movements "against the American policy in Vietnam."

Monday, December 6, 1965

Letter to MLK from Carl Fuqua

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Rev. Carl Fuqua writes a letter to Dr. King expressing regret that he could not attend the NAACP meeting due to a sudden virus.

Friday, February 1, 1963

Letter from Stanley Slota to MLK

Stanley Slota writes Dr. King to acknowledge how proud he is of him and expresses his desire for more people to give back to the poor.

Letter from Claudie Erleigh to MLK

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On behalf of the NUSAS Local Committee, Claudie Erleigh writes Dr. King requesting that he submit an article for the "NUSAS Journal." Dr. King's entry would extend further beyond the "general interest." The committee has also invited other influential leaders, such as Senator Robert F. Kennedy, to contribute to this journal.

Wednesday, October 5, 1966

MLK Address to a North Carolina Branch of the NAACP

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Dr. King addresses a public meeting of Charlotte, North Carolina's NAACP branch. He lists five actions the Negro can do to assist America with realizing the dream. The Negro must challenge the system of segregation, make efforts to gain ballots, and sacrifice to achieve freedom.

Sunday, September 25, 1960

Letter from Ted Mercer Jr. to MLK

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Mr. Mercer requests materials to promote Dr. King's candidacy in the "Choice '68" mock election program on the Bryan College campus. He also relays an invitation from the student body vice president asking Dr. King to speak on campus.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Paul Anderson to MLK

Paul Anderson writes Dr. King requesting to know his association with Adam Clayton Powell.

Clement of Alexandria

Dr. King gives brief biographical information on Clement of Alexandria.

Letter from William Kivi to MLK

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William Kivi references a statement made by Dr. King at the SCLC convention pertaining to everyone having a "guaranteed income." Kivi's belief is that Republican officials in the state of California continue to chisel away at federal programs designed to give the poor access to health care and other government aid. His recommendation to Dr. King as a solution would be a "restructured national civil service."

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Where Do We Go From Here (Chapter V Draft)

This draft of Where Are We Going?, Chapter 5 of Dr. King's book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? was significantly edited before publication but the central ideas are here. The government's failure to develop economic justice programs cannot be blamed on the Civil Rights Movement's lack of ideas, as often claimed. Building the political will for change is more important for the movement. The rights of Negroes to economic well-being are well aligned with goals and tactics of the labor movement. Negro leadership needs to be developed from within the community.

Day of the Lord

Dr. King writes about the "Day of the Lord," as mentioned in the Old Testament book, Zephaniah.

Letter from June Alder to MLK

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Mrs. Alder expresses her support and concern regarding integrated housing.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Letter to MLK concerning nonviolent approaches

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Mrs. Ettinger offers Dr. King advice on a alternative approach to advance human rights. She also explains how it is up to blacks within the communities to make a better effort towards equality.

Friday, August 12, 1966

Dr. King Announces Appointments in SCLC Operation Breadbasket

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Dr. King announces two major appointments to the SCLC Operation Breadbasket staff. Reverend Jesse Jackson is named National Director and Reverend Calvin Morris is named Associate Director in Chicago. Operation Breadbasket was formed in 1962 to improve economic conditions in black communities throughout the US.

Monday, January 29, 1968

Back Our Brothers: First Annual Awards Banquet

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Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, Wyatt Walker and Fred Shuttlesworth were honored at a special banquet in New York City, following SCLC's successful 1963 Birmingham campaign.

Tuesday, June 18, 1963

Memo from Dora McDonald to MLK

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Dora McDonald sends Dr. King a list of the letters, telephone calls and voice mails he received while out of the office. She also sent him information on public speaking arrangements and the publishing of books along with the royalties Dr. King would receive.

Wednesday, December 6, 1967

Letter to MLK from New York University Professor Philip Zimbardo

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New York University Psychology Professor Philip Zimbardo sends his support to Dr. King.

Thursday, April 27, 1967

Letter from Allan B. Schmier to MLK

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Allan Schmier writes to request a meeting with Dr. King during the Central Conference of Teamsters Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Schmier expresses that he was instructed by the acting chairman to make the request and informs him of the purpose of the meeting.

Tuesday, October 24, 1967

Letter From MLK to Ada Hill

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Dr. King thanks Mrs. Hill for her letter commending his letter from the Birmingham jail. He assures Mrs. Hill her encouraging words will help give him the courage to continue in the struggle to make brotherhood a reality.

Thursday, July 25, 1963

Letter from Martin J. Morand to MLK

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Martin J. Morand, Vice-President of the Human Relations Council of Greater Harrisburg, inquires about Dr. King's availability to serve as a guest speaker at a late 1964 meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 20, 1964

Letter from MLK to Robert Epstein

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Dr. King responds to a letter from Robert Epstein regarding the objective of SCLC. King states, "No man can comment adequately on his own motives... I would hope agape is the driving force in our movement." Dr. King encloses a pamphlet entitled "This is SCLC."

Thursday, November 15, 1962

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