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Letter from Bette Zugerman to Rev. Abernathy, SCLC


Ms. Zugerman writes Reverend Abernathy to introduce an enclosed document which she suggests is the "one and only non-violent answer to alleviate the suffering of all people."

Saturday, April 27, 1968

Letter from Edouard Theis to MLK


Mr. Theis makes reference of having spoke to a French group of non-violent Christians about Dr. King's struggle for freedom. Mr. Theis suggests a reproduction of "Letter From The Birmingham Jail" as well as the distribution of the French translation as a chapter in a French Nonviolent Action book.

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Letter from Arnold Aronson to Cooperating Organizations


Arnold Aronson writes cooperating organizations to ensure that following the March on Washington, the government delivers on the stipulations of the Civil Rights Bill.

Friday, August 30, 1963

Letter from Maj Palmberg to MLK


Maj Palmberg, Cultural Secretary of Abo Akademi University in Finland, inquires about Dr. King's availability to speak to Turku students during his upcoming visit to the region.

Wednesday, February 16, 1966

Letter from William H. Chester to MLK


William H. Chester writes Dr. King enclosing a donation to the SCLC from Mary Louise Hooper, chairman of the Northern California Committee on African Affairs, on behalf of the San Francisco Church-Labor Conference. The organization conducted a Human Rights Day parade that was broadcast in Africa. Mr. Chester further informs Dr. King that Mrs. Hooper encourages the SCLC to "keep moving forward until victory is achieved."

Friday, September 6, 1963

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rev. Oliver W. Holmes


Miss McDonald informs Rev. Holmes that Dr. King is out of the country, but that a tentative date has been set for Dr. King to meet with Mrs. Faber, a student who would like to speak with Dr. King regarding her dissertation.

Friday, January 24, 1964

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald


This letter, dated October 15, 1964, was written from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald congratulating him on the Nobel Peace Prize. Daves was in negotiation to place his "I Have a Dream" speech on the National Documents Committee.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Anonymous Letter on Chicago Slums


A disgusted city taxpayer from Chicago writes to Dr. King regarding the condition of slums in Chicago. It is believed that Dr. King and other leaders should stop wasting time on marches and teach young Negroes religion.

Thursday, February 10, 1966

Letter from Wilma Fondel to MLK


Wilma Fondel expresses interest in attending Dr. King's pilgrimage to Israel.

Thursday, May 18, 1967

Letter to A.C. Skinner from Rev. Abernathy


Rev. Abernathy writes to inform Mr. Skinner of the crucial financial situation the SCLC is facing due to decreased contributor support after the "Black Power cry." He is asking the International Union of Mine Mill and Smelter Workers for a generous monetary contribution within the coming weeks.

Monday, January 9, 1967

Letter from Ned and Augusta Thomas to MLK


Ned and Augusta Thomas write Dr. King asking if SCLC is truly a "nonsectarian agency," then why is the word "Christian" a part of the name? They also state that they "strongly back" Dr. King's stand on Vietnam.

Monday, April 3, 1967

Letter from John Due Jr. to MLK

Mr. Due writes Dr. King to offer his services as a Field Representative for the SCLC. He provides a summary of his Civil Rights background along with a list of character references.

Letter from Anna Cohen to MLK

Anna Cohen inquires to Dr. King about the involvement of the Jewish community in the Civil Rights Movement.

Letter from Mrs. Weitzler to Bayard Rustin


Mrs. Weitzler assesses the meaning of the "March on Washington" and the impact it has had on her.

Friday, January 26, 1968

Letter from Gitta Badeker to Dora McDonald


In this letter, Gitta Badeker, from the office of Joan Daves, informs Dr. King that enclosed are copies of the contract for a Norwegian-language edition of "Where Do We Go from Here. The contract requested for Dr. King to sign and initial.

Thursday, June 8, 1967

Letter From Chas D. Wherry to MLK


Chas Wherry advises Dr. King to consult with Dr. H. H. Brookins about accumulating more funds for the March on Washington. Wherry also inquires about Dr. King sending a letter to the Los Angeles Times regarding Mrs. Bain's newly appointed position.

Thursday, January 18, 1968

Letter from Rosetta Ritz to MLK


Rosetta Ritz expresses admiration and gratitude to Dr. King for his selfless efforts in the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Ritz hopes Dr. King will find time to visit with "economically deprived" children in the Chicago area.

Sunday, March 13, 1966

Letter from the South African Consulate


The South African Consulate-General informs Dr. King that his application for a visa to enter South Africa is being taken into consideration. He informs Dr. King that he would be informed shortly of the decision regarding his request.

Friday, February 11, 1966

Letter from Mrs. Frank Summers to SCLC


Mrs. Frank Summers sends contribution to SCLC and wishes to pass on the March SCLC Newsletter.

Monday, April 9, 1962

Letter from Artist Sidney Gordon Budnick to MLK


Sidney Gordon Budnick, architect and artist, gifts Dr. King with a piece of art work and applauds Dr. King's "efforts to bring to life the brotherhood of God and of man."

Friday, August 26, 1966

Invitation to President Kennedy's Inauguration Reception

The Distinguished Hospitality Committee of the Inaugural Committee invite Dr. and Mrs. King to attend a reception preceding the inauguration of President-elect John F. Kennedy and Vice President-elect Lyndon B. Johnson.

Letter from J. Campe to MLK Regarding Book Royalties


In this letter, J. Campe encloses royalties for Dr. King's "Why We Can?t Wait," and "Strength to Love."

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Letter from Edward Rutledge and Jack Wood to Robert Weaver


Edward Rutledge and Jack E. Wood Jr. represent the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Center for Fair Housing. They expound on housing, planning policies, and programs for New York City. In addition, they affirm their belief that policy-makers should include and reflect the concerns of the minority.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Recommendation Letter from MLK for Harcourt Klinefelter


Dr. King writes a letter of recommendation for Harcourt Klinefelter, a friend and partner in the fight for justice and human rights.

Monday, December 5, 1966

Letter from Era Canon to MLK


Era Canon notifies Dr. King that her friend Doris Greene, whom recently passed, was very intrigued by his work. Mrs. Canon wants to contribute to Dr. King's organization with some of the finances Mrs. Greene has obtained upon her passing.

Monday, December 11, 1961

Letter from Samuel Abbott to MLK


Samuel Abbott asks Dr. King for a personal favor in writing the preface for his recent publication.

Wednesday, December 4, 1963

Letter from Amelia Jones to MLK and the SCLC


The Toldeo NAACP Branch invites Dr. King to be their keynote speaker. Amelia Jacobs Jones, representing the NAACP, requests that suggested dates regarding Dr. King's availability be forwarded to her.

Friday, February 18, 1966

The Mainichi Newspaper to MLK


Aoki Shigeru, General Manager of The Mainichi Newspaper's Washington Bureau, requests an interview with Dr. King regarding the ending of the Vietnam War.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Memo from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding a Japanese Edition

Joan Daves, literary agent to Dr. King, requests permission from Dr. King to proceed with the Japanese edition of his book "Strength to Love" per the terms outlined in her letter of April 13.

Letter from MLK to Mr. Yves Montand


Dr. King extends his gratitude for the "Palais des Sports" event in Paris, France which brought support financially for the movement. Dr. King stress the duality between France and America in the "total struggle."

Tuesday, April 5, 1966