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Letter to Mrs. King from Lillian Tynec

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Lillian Tynec writes Mrs. King to request the travel details related to a Women's Day program.

Saturday, October 10, 1959

Letter from Bryce Nelson to MLK

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Bryce Nelson, a SCLC contributor, writes Dr. King expressing that he shares the same views regarding the Vietnam War and commends Dr. King for asserting his beliefs.

Tuesday, July 4, 1967

Letter from William O. Miller to MLK

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Mr. Miller expresses gratitude to Dr. King for his recent endorsement of "Teachers Concerned," a local initiative in Philadelphia. He concludes by expressing wishes that Dr. King continues to be blessed in his efforts to "remove all racial lines of demarcation."

Sunday, February 18, 1968

Letter from John Reevs Calloway III to the SCLC

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Mr. Galloway sends his condolences to the SCLC for the untimely death of Dr. King.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from MLK to Reverend M.C. Williams

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Dr. King writes to Reverend Williams of New Hope Baptist Church confirming receipt of a recent donation. He expresses gratitude for his continued support in the struggle for freedom.

Monday, February 26, 1962

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dolly Davis

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Dora McDonald informs Dolly Davis that Dr. King is absent from the city and they're looking forward to receiving the galleys to "the New World of Negro Americans" by Harold Isaacs.

Wednesday, February 27, 1963

Letter from Nicholas Gage to MLK

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In this letter dated May 8, 1967, Nicholas Gage writes to Dr. King. Mr. Gage, who works for the Boston Herald, thanks Dr. King for allowing him to interview him. He encloses a copy of the story of the interview that Dr. King gave him.

Monday, May 8, 1967

Letter from Congressman F. Bradford Morse to MLK

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Massachusetts 5th District Representative F. Bradford Morse expresses his disappointment that the Home Rule bill for the District of Columbia was not approved. He informs Dr. King that further action is unlikely to be taken in 1965.

Monday, October 4, 1965

Letter to MLK from Joan Daves about New Publication

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In this letter Joan Daves reports to Dr. King a proposal for a French edition of "Strength to Love" based on a specified advance and royalty.

Wednesday, September 2, 1964

Letter from Stephen Weeg to MLK

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The University of Notre Dame's Committee on Negro Enrollment seeks advice from Dr. King on where to obtain financial aid for African American Students.

Friday, July 2, 1965

Letter from WSB-TV's Don Elliot Heald to MLK

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Don Elliot, of WSB Television in Atlanta, encloses an editorial for Dr. King to review. In the editorial, American Baptist Convention President J. H. Jackson criticizes Dr. King for not taking a more constructive approach towards influencing Congress to pass more civil rights legislation.

Friday, December 29, 1967

Letter from Kenneth Opp to MLK

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Kenneth Opp requests information from Dr. King relating to the Time Magazine 'Choice 68' initiative.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter to Men of Morehouse from Morehouse President Benjamin E. Mays

Morehouse President Benjamin E. Mays discusses the events during Centennial Founders Week at Morehouse College for those who were not in attendance. He also informs the Men of Morehouse of the upcoming commencement ceremony.

Letter from George Y. Sodowick to MLK

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George Sodowick expresses to Dr. King disapproval of the planned Poor Peoples Campaign of 1968. Sodowick suggests that, instead of occupying Washington, the demonstrators should settle in and enhance "riot torn cities."

Saturday, February 10, 1968

Memorandum from Pacem In Terris II to All Participants

This memorandum from the Pacem In Terris II Secretariat issues detailed arrival and departure instructions to all participants of the Pacem In Terris Convocation. General conference information is also included. Translated as "Peace on Earth," the event was held in Geneva, Switzerland and accommodated participants from around the world. Dr. King attended the conference and delivered an address.

Letter from MLK to Dr. L. K. Jackson

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Dr. King regretfully informs Dr. L. K. Jackson that the Sunday he wants to preach at Ebenezer is one of the three Sundays that he is obliged to preach. Dr. King states the he knows Pastor Jackson understands his schedule and he would love to have him speak at his church in the future. Dr. King connects Pastor Jackson to Reverend Abernathy so that he can preach at his church.

Tuesday, February 5, 1963

Letter to Dr. King

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The author of this letter writes to oppose Dr. King's view of the government being the greatest infuser of violence. The author attributes Communism as the root of violence, and asks Dr. King to consider the consequences of unfavorable criticism during such times.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Letter from Joan Daves to Carlota Frahm

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Joan Daves denies permission to Norwegian Publishers to reprint Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech in connection with "Why We Can't Wait." Daves asserts that the speech will be part of Dr. King's forthcoming publication.

Monday, October 26, 1964

Letter from Johann R. Goelz to MLK

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Johann R. Goelz highlights the spiritual irony that Dr. King's has the same name of the historical Martin Luther. Mr. Goelz served as a former Lutheran pastor in Germany and expounds on the religious realities of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, May 7, 1963

Letter from Rodney Armanie to Mrs. King

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Young Rodney Armanie writes to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from Dr. King to Dr. Arland F. Christ-Janer

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Dr. King delivered a speech at Cornell College to discuss the problems of racial injustice within the nation. Dr. King expresses his deep gratitude for the hospitality he received during his visit.

Monday, November 19, 1962

Letter from MLK to Louis J. Braun

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Dr. King agrees to serve on the Advisory Board of Campus Americans for Democratic Action. Dr. King explains that his ability to contribute to the Board will be limited, but he will assist when possible.

Tuesday, September 9, 1969

Letter from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to MLK

Canon L. John Collins, a founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, invites Dr. King to speak at a rally in Trafalgar Square in London, England. The proposed rally will be based on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and Collins would like to provide a direct link between the rally and the Washington March through the participation of both Bayard Rustin and Dr. King.

Book payment to MLK

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This cable from Dr. King's agent accompanied a royalty payment for the Japanese language edition of "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Monday, January 29, 1968

Letter from MLK to Rev. John Porter

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Dr. King expresses his gratitude to John T. Porter for his participation in and support of the movement in Albany, Georgia.

Tuesday, October 9, 1962

Letter from Paul Yelter to MLK

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Signed by twenty-one supporters, this letter requests that Dr. King make a public statement about his disapproval of the 1968 Olympic Boycott by American Negro athletes. The authors argue that the boycott will ruin a chance for Negro athletes to prove their equality to white athletes.

Monday, December 11, 1967

Letter from Homer Jack to MLK

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Homer Jack, Director of the Unitarian Universalist Association's Department of Social Responsibility, communicates his support for Dr. King's stance against the Vietnam War. Jack, co-founder of CORE and active participant in the civil rights movement, encloses a report that includes a statement made to the US Inter-Religious Committee on Peace and discusses the courage of Buddhist monks in South Vietnam. He also congratulates Dr. King for his public address made at the United Nations regarding his opposition to the war.

Wednesday, April 26, 1967

Letter from Fred Roesti to MLK

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Fred Roesti writes Dr. King to arrange a meeting between him and five pre-theological students, to get his perspective on "the contemporary social situation and the 'relevance' of the church."

Wednesday, December 21, 1966

Letter from MLK to Louis O. Kelso

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In this letter, Dr. King thanks Attorney Louis O. Kelso for sending him an autographed copy of, "How to Turn Eighty Million Workers into Capitalists on Borrowed Money."

Friday, January 26, 1968

Letter from Dora McDonald to Essie M. Perry

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Dora McDonald informs Mrs. Essie M. Perry to discuss Dr. King's availability to speak at Lane College for the 50th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Dr. King informs Mrs. McDonald that his schedule is too strenuous to engage into this wonderful opportunity.

Thursday, January 3, 1963

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