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Letter from MLK to Robert L. Pino

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Dr. King writes to newly appointed Chairman of the Civil Rights Committee of New York Local Union 2603, Robert Pino, regarding the first anniversary of the Albany Movement.

Thursday, November 29, 1962

Letter from Mary T. Heathcote to MLK

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Mary Heathcote of MacMillan Publishing Company asks Dr. King and the SCLC to help promote a book being written by Henrietta Buckmaster. Buckmaster, whom Dr. King quoted in "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community," chronicles the events of Reconstruction.

Tuesday, November 12, 1963

Invitation from the United Federation of Teachers to MLK

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The United Federation of Teachers invite Dr. King to their annual Spring Conference Luncheon. At this particular event, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin will be honored with the John Dewey Award.

Saturday, February 10, 1968

Letter from Reese High School Student to MLK

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Ann Renwick, a senior at Reese High School, informs Dr. King of a term paper she is writing about him and requests information regarding his next visit to Detroit. She also expresses discontent with prejudices against Negros in her small all-white town, but is determined to change the mentality of her peers.

Tuesday, November 21, 1967

William M. Kunstle writes to MLK About the Shuttlesworht-Phifer Case

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William M. Kunstler sends Dr. King the decision marks from the Shutllesworth- Phifer case. The case resulted in a victory, but took five years to draw a decision.

Monday, December 16, 1963

Letter from Anonymous Sender to MLK

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Dr. King's business partner writes to him from the Midtown Office in New York regarding a column in which they are working on. His partner assures Dr. King that the column will be successful and discusses future plans and events to help fund raise and raise awareness about the it.

Thursday, February 18, 1960

Letter from Clarence Portericker to Mrs. King

Clarence Portericker, a student in New York, wrote this letter of condolence to Mrs. King hoping that Dr. King's dream will come true.

Letter from Robert L. Tucker Jr. to MLK

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Robert Tucker inquires about Dr. King's views on Adam Clayton Powell and his position in Washington. Tucker states that he has great respect for Dr. King, which is why he wants clarity on his sentiments regarding the Powell controversy.

Tuesday, February 7, 1967

Letter from MLK to Minnie N. Thompson

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Dr. King expresses his gratitude to Minnie N. Thompson for her encouragement. He states he will make an effort to meet her son when he visits the Morehouse College Campus.

Monday, April 9, 1962

Letter from John Barber to Mrs. A.W. Boone

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John Barber, Executive Assistant to Dr. King, thanks Mrs. Boone of Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School for agreeing to find a "Negro youngster" to become the pen pal of "a young French correspondent." The pen pal request resulted from communication between Dr. King and Dominique Pire, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Belgian priest.

Monday, November 8, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora MacDonald

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Joan Daves informs Dora MacDonald of the details for Dr. King's appearances on the Today Show, the Martha Dean Show, a Press Conference and a Channel 13 interview.

Tuesday, May 12, 1964

Letter to Rev. Malcolm Calhoun to MLK

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Dr. King appreciates Rev. Calhoun's concern for the SCLC and the mission the organization has for the creating equality. Dr. King then explains how other programs offer contributions to the SCLC so that they may continue to engage in education, voter registration, economic development, and training of ministers for urban ministries.

Monday, January 29, 1968

Letter from Gerald G. Fenn to MLK

In this letter, Geraldine Fenn described the many ventures that occurred the previous year. Her main focus was on 4-H and combining agriculture with race relations. She felt that by understanding and respecting people from different backgrounds, it could then lead to a collective of peace and love.

Memo from Harry Boyte to MLK

Mr. Boyte asks Dr. King to review the document "ACTION FOR DEMOCRACY." He also attaches two tables for his review.

Letter From John Payak to Mrs. King & Family

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John Payak offers condolences from a religious perspective to Mrs. King and family.

Tuesday, April 16, 1968

Letter to Miss Dora McDonald

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This letter includes a $500 check from Mr. Sidney Emerman and a copy of two letters between the author and Emerman. Additionally, the author encloses two checks totaling $435 from Mr. Clifford Joseph who donated proceeds from Christmas cards that he designed and printed.

Wednesday, February 24, 1965

Letter from Ernest M. Bettenson to Dora McDonald

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Ernest M. Bettenson, the Registrar at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, writes Miss McDonald to solidify arrangements for Dr. King's visit to the University. The sender informs Miss McDonald that tradition mandates meal arrangements for the recipient of an honorary degree and outlines several options to assist Dr. King in accommodating this practice.

Tuesday, September 19, 1967

Letter from Asbury Howard to MLK

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Asbury Howard, Vice President of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, informs Dr. King of the harassment and attacks their union has endured for several years. He explains the 1949 indictment of officers from the union on charges of "falsely signing non-Communist affidavits." The case was dormant until government brought the case to trial in 1959 during a strike of 40,000 allied worker and copper miners. Howard cites this as evidence of union busting. He requests Dr. King's commentary and encloses a pamphlet regarding the case.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Letter from Genevieve Fay to MLK

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This letter from Mrs. Fay gives her appreciation to Dr. King for his efforts. She expresses her deep concern for the motives of the political figures in Washington, D.C., and the importance of Dr. King's presence to counter the imbalance.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

Letter from E. Z. Graves to MLK

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E. Z. Graves adversely compares Dr. King, Stokely Carmicheal and Adam Clayton Powell to manure. Mr. Graves attaches an article entitled, "King and Carmicheal Maps Strategy for Summer Attacks on Big Cities."

Tuesday, February 20, 1968

Letter from Ernest Dale to MLK

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In this letter, Professor Dale asks to reschedule an appointment with Dr.King. He had been unable to keep the original appointment because he was not in Atlanta.

Monday, January 8, 1968

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald

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Joan Daves urges Dora McDonald to provide notice of Dr. King's public appearances to Harper so that books can be sold at those events.

Wednesday, July 26, 1967

Letter from J. Campe to MLK Regarding Book Advance

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In this letter, J. Campe encloses advance payment from Harper & Row for Dr. King's "Where Do We Go From Here."

Monday, December 19, 1966

Letter from Mrs. G. Wayne

Mrs. G. Wayne, a white American mother, expresses support for Cassius Clay and everyone who denounces the Vietnam War.

Letter from MLK to Hattie Brown

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Dr. King writes Hattie Brown, President of the Women's Society at Tremont Baptist Church, expressing his deep appreciation to Reverend Ruland and the members of the Society for their financial contribution to the SCLC.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

Letter from MLK to Mrs. Baruch Treiger

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Dr. King thanks the National Women's League for its continued financial support of the SCLC.

Thursday, October 21, 1965

Letter from Mrs. Ernest Erber to MLK

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Mrs. Erber tells Dr. King that she is sending the newspaper clipping featuring her daughter Elena. Elena raised eighty cents to fight the injustices of racism.

Wednesday, July 14, 1965

Letter from Albert Turner to MLK

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Albert Turner requests financial assistance from Dr. King to aid with the voting campaign against Governor Wallace.

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Letter from Dr. Benjamin E. Mays to MLK

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In this letter, President of Morehouse College, Benjamin E. Mays writes Dr. King with an enclosed check to assist with the work of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Tuesday, December 12, 1961

Letter from Dora McDonald to Gladys Foreman

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Dora McDonald thanks Ms. Gladys Foreman for her contribution of stamps.

Friday, February 15, 1963

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