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Invitation from the Ambassador of Ethiopia to MLK

The Ambassador of Ethiopia extends an invitation for Dr. King to attend a reception honoring Haile Selassie I, the Emperor of Ethiopia.

Freedom

Here, Dr. King defines freedom.

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

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

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.

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

Ritschl and Schleiermacher

Dr. King compares the thoughts of German theologian's Friedrich Schleiermacher and Albrecht Ritschl.

Letter from Edward Gulick to MLK

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Edward Gulick of Wellesley College writes Dr. King, expressing his appreciation and admiration for the work Dr. King has done in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

Monday, March 12, 1962

Letter from Ms. Gitta Gossmann to Ms. Dora McDonald

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Ms. Gossmann writes to Ms. McDonald regarding Dr. King's "Strength to Love." Enclosed in the letter are contract copies for the Italian-language edition of the publication.

Wednesday, April 28, 1965

Letter from Charles Johnson to MLK

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Charles Johnson offers suggestions to Dr. King about job creation following the violent riots that took place in the summer of 1967. He proposes that the federal government intervene and allow younger potential workers to enter into the job force and retire those who have been employed a long time. According to Johnson, employing these young workers will eliminate the uprisings seen in various urban cities around the United States.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Love

Dr. King quotes Ames' 1933 book entitled "Art" regarding the topic of love. "Love is the true life of man. God is love, and the kingdom of God is within us."

Address to the Montgomery Improvement Association

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Dr. King discusses the inequality in America and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He says that he will work to eliminate discrimination in Montgomery and he encourages the audience to participate and actively seek change as well.

Monday, December 5, 1955

Letter from John A.McDermott to MLK

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John A. McDermott, Executive Director of the Catholic Interracial Council, invites Dr. King to be a special guest of honor at the annual John F. Kennedy Award Dinner. Theodore C. Sorenson, former Special Counsel to the late President Kennedy, will be the principal speaker at this event. Dr. King received the award two years earlier.

Thursday, January 27, 1966

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

Materialism

Dr. King records a definition of materialism.

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

King Finds New Target

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This article from The Topeka Daily Capital discusses Dr. King's stance on the Vietnam War. Dr. King verbalizes his stance after seeing anti-poverty funds being used for war. The article also mentions civil rights leaders who are against joining both causes for civil rights and world peace.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

May 1963, Letter from William M. Kunstler to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. requesting television interview

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William M. Kunstler "Bill" writes to inform Dr. King of the National Educational Television's interest in doing a series of programs on the American Negro. Henry Norgenthau would like to interview Dr. King for the series.

Wednesday, May 15, 1963

News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund

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The Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc. discusses the allegations and trials of Thomas Carlton Wansley.

Tuesday, November 23, 1965

MLK Sermon Notes

Dr. King writes notes regarding the story of Jesus and the healing of the paralytic. Jesus asked the crippled man, "will thou be made whole?" Dr. King states that some people are happy to be crippled because they lack the responsibilities of life that a healthy man has, and many people cater to their needs, but cautions against this attitude.

Project Director Job Specifications

This document outlines the role of Project Director and contains notes on the specific responsibilities of the position.

Letter from the American Embassy in New Delhi, India to MLK

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The Embassy of the United States invites Dr. King to come and visit India for at least a month. He can lecture in his special areas of interests. The embassy states that the best time to come is between November and April.

Friday, September 24, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Monica Wilson

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Dora McDonald, on behalf of Dr. King, responds to Monica Wilson at the University of Cape Town in acceptance of her invitation to speak at the institution. McDonald closes requesting confirmation of a date for Dr. King, as well as accommodation information.

Saturday, April 3, 1965

Letter from MLK to Kathy Sasso

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Dr. King shares his pleasure in being named "Person of the Week" by Miss Sasso's class. He encloses a copy of one of his speeches.

Monday, April 27, 1964

Letter from Max Tak to MLK

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Mr. Tak requests a statement for the Elseviers Weekblad cover story titled, "Is Satan Still Alive?" from Dr. King.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967

Address by MLK to American Jewish Committee

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In this speech, Dr. King addresses the Civil Rights Movement and the use of nonviolent demonstration tactics. He distinguishes between civil disobedience, which involves breaking laws that one does not agree with, and nonviolent demonstration, which involves using one's right to protest. He states that nonviolent protest is inherently American, citing examples from the Civil War, the Suffragettes, and the American Jewish Committee's own lobbying from the early 20th Century.

Thursday, May 20, 1965

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