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Letter from Newsweek to MLK

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This document is a letter to Dr. King from Newsweek noting the enclosure of a quote made, in a column, December 4, 1967.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

"HLS"

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"HLS" believes that Dr. King is wrong in thinking that the Republican Party will do more for African Americans than the Democratic Party.

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Letter from Helen E. Saum to MLK

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Ms. Saum applauds the positive attitude and accomplishments of organizations like the National Urban League, which she contrasts with the marches and riots that she feels hinder goodwill and cooperation.

Tuesday, February 27, 1968

Findings and Recommendation Committee

This is a recommendation to establish a temporary coordinating committee in Atlanta, GA to deal particularly in the areas of finance and communication.

Letter from Mary E. Peabody to MLK

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Mary E. Peabody writes a letter requesting that Dr. King send her a copy of one of his books along with a signature. She also informs him of her opinion on education and the racial issues the city of Boston faces.

Thursday, June 29, 1967

Letter from MLK to Mrs. Elizabeth T. Babcock

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Dr. King expresses his most sincere gratitude for Mrs. Elizabeth T. Babcock's support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Saturday, April 9, 1966

Letter from Gardner Taylor to MLK

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Rev. Gardner C. Taylor sends a financial contribution to the SCLC on behalf of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

Thursday, September 30, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald about Contracts

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In this letter Joan Daves requests from Ms. McDonald the required signatures from Dr. King for the contract for the Oriya-language edition of "Why We Can't Wait," which is to be published in India.

Friday, January 29, 1965

MLK Handwritten Draft Letter

Dr. King expresses his appreciation for the letter he received providing insights to an unknown problem.

Stichting Werkgroep Wereldunie Writes to MLK

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Johan Keijser, writing for the Board of the Foundation of Stichting Werkgroep Wereldunie, sends a letter to Dr. King. It includes a list of names of those whom the group has invited to form a committee of support for their efforts in creating a "provisional world government." The list includes artists, intellectuals, national government leaders, and religious leaders from all over the world. Remarkably, it also includes "father of the hydrogen bomb" Edward Teller.

Monday, December 18, 1967

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves references a potential book idea similar to that of "The Wisdom of John F. Kennedy." This production would include various speeches and writings of Dr. King. Factoring in pros and cons to the selection of publishers, Ms. Daves provides his insight concerning the process.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965

Letter from Richard Dobbins to SCLC

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The Fabulous Two Restaurant invites Coordinating Council of Community Organizations and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to a dinner on behalf of Dr. King.

Thursday, August 11, 1966

Choice 68 Request for Information

The students of the Catholic University of America are participating in the Choice 68' elections and request that Dr. King provide information of himself so that they may further promote his Presidential candidacy.

Letter from Robert Johnson Smith to MLK

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Mr. Smith invites Dr. King to be a special guest at the Annual Men's Day at Salem Baptist Church. He also asks Dr. King to recommend Herbert C. Nelson for appointment as a federal judge.

Thursday, November 30, 1961

Letter Dated 11/14/62 from D. McDonald to Mel Arnold

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Per Dr. King's request, Ms. Dora McDonald forwards the sermon "The Man Was A Fool," to Mr. Mel Arnold of Harper and Row Publishing. The sermon is to be included in a forthcoming book of Dr. King's sermons.

Wednesday, November 14, 1962

Letter from Ms. Joan Daves to MLK

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In this letter Ms. Daves informs Dr. King that she is working to solve issue of copyright for his Oslo University address, and stresses the importance of copyrighting all of his "writings...and speeches."

Friday, November 20, 1964

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 Ms. Gretchen Johnston to MLK

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Gretchen Johnston, a Caucasian Quaker, expresses her support and gratitude to Dr. King regarding the employment of women, integration of schools, and awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Letter from Dora McDonald to K. Natwar Singh

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Enclosed is an article that was originally sent to Mr. K. Natwar Singh from Dr. King. The article discusses Jawaharial Nehru and his fight for peace. In the article, Dr. King expresses the importance of Nehru's beliefs to the United States.

Monday, February 8, 1965

Letter from MLK to Joyce Armstrong

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Dr. King responds to Joyce Armstrong, a student at Central High School, regarding her concerns on equality. Dr. King expresses his deep appreciation and states, "it is gratifying to us to know that so many young people are dedicated to the cause of Freedom."

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Letter from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom to MLK

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Dr. Milnor Alexander congratulates Dr. King on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and extends an invitation to for him to speak at the Legislative Seminar during the 50th anniversary celebration of WILPF.

Monday, November 2, 1964

Letter from MLK to Earl Hall

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Dr. King offers his gratitude to Mr. Earl Hall, who sent a letter to the "National Observer" in defense of Dr. King.

Friday, July 14, 1967

Letter from Dr. Joseph R. Swartwout to MLK

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Dr. Joseph R. Swartwout invites Dr. King to eat lunch at the Chicago University faculty club.

Friday, January 19, 1968

Letter from Bradford Daniel to MLK

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Bradford Daniel writes on behalf of John Howard Griffin, Associate Editor of Ramparts Magazine, and Father Dominique Pire, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to congratulate Dr. King on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Daniel also requests help promoting the World Friendship Program of international correspondence.

Friday, November 13, 1964

Letter from Helen Knox to MLK

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Mrs. Knox acknowledges receipt of Dr. King's book "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" and briefly discloses details of her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in Harlem.

Thursday, July 13, 1967

Letter from MLK to Edwin D. Hoffman

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Dr. King informs Dr. Edwin Hoffman of his inability to speak at the American Forum in West Virginia. Dr. King states that he will be focusing more attention to the Civil Rights and may not be available to speak at many events due to his limited schedule.

Tuesday, December 29, 1964

Letter from Lloyd Wilson to Roy Wilkins

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Lloyd Wilson affirms his support for Dr. King, but he cannot agree with Dr. King's recent statements concerning the Vietnam War. He lists a series of questions hoping to gain clarity from Dr. King or Mr. Wilkins.

Wednesday, May 10, 1967

Letter from Student Supporter Richard Hathaway to MLK

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Richard Hathaway, a student at Haverford College, requests a copy of a speech Dr. King delivered at the United Nations Plaza. Hathaway was a participant in the march and rally at which Dr. King spoke, but was unable to hear the speech because of the crowd.

Sunday, April 24, 1966

Letter from John A. Bodkin to MLK

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John Bodkin writes Dr. King regarding the speech Dr. King delivered at Riverside Baptist Church in New York detailing his views on the war in Vietnam.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Letter from C. R. Sanders to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Carl Sanders informs Dr. King that the WSPA station is extending him an opportunity to respond, to an adverse editorial that will be aired.

Monday, July 31, 1967

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