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Letter from SNCC Executive Committee to MLK

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John Lewis and Silas Norman of SNCC write Dr. King to address their organization's grievances with the SCLC, specifically the SCLC's lack of cooperation in the Selma Voting Rights campaign. Members of SNCC state their disagreement with the march planned for March 7, 1965 because "the objectives of the march do not justify the danger and the resources involved." Lewis and Norman request a meeting with Dr. King to discuss reconciliation between SNCC and the SCLC.

Sunday, March 7, 1965

Letter Victoria Gist to MLK about a Speaking Engagement

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Mrs. Victoria Gist, State President of the Hospitality Group, requests that Dr. King speak at a banquet for the State Youth Congress. She provides transportation instructions and contact information.

Wednesday, June 16, 1965

Letter from Ned French to MLK

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A high school student requests the political opinions of several famous individuals concerning the national issues and potential candidates of the 1968 presidential election.

Monday, March 25, 1968

Letter from MLK to Arthur Evans

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Dr. King expresses his deep appreciation for Dr. Evans' contribution to the SCLC. He goes on to state the importance of the supporters contribution, so that the initiatives of the SCLC can continue to flourish.

Thursday, May 11, 1967

Grand Hotel Reservation for MLK

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This reservation request was sent to Grand Hotel to establish accommodations for Dr. King and his associates during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies. One of the drafts of Dr. King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech was scripted on Grand Hotel stationary.

Wednesday, November 4, 1964

Letter from R. Elliot to Dora McDonald

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In this response letter, R. Elliot thanks Dora McDonald for her response to his inquiry regarding the redevelopment of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Thursday, March 14, 1968

Letter from Adam Clayton Powell to the Friends of Black Power

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Adam Clayton Powell issues a notice to the Friends of Black Power requesting that they enhance their strategy in order to be effective. He conveys that one person leading the charge of Black Power will slow down the momentum of its purpose. Powell suggests that a National Conference on Black Power be governed by multiple conveners.

Friday, November 11, 1966

Letter from Marilyn Coulter to MLK

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Marilyn Coulter asks Dr. King to provide information for her research paper entitled "Segregation."

Saturday, October 26, 1963

Letter from J. S. Beckington to MLK

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J. S. Beckington, Secretary Treasurer at the Groton School in Massachusetts, encloses a financial contribution to the SCLC.

Friday, June 10, 1966

Letter from M. Steven Lubet to MLK

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M. Steven Lubet is requesting the presence of Mr. and Mrs. King at the Vietnam teach-in. The teach-in is being sponsored by the Northwestern chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and its purpose is to increase people's understanding of the events occuring in Vietnam.

Friday, March 3, 1967

Letter from John Dempsey to S. Ernest Vandiver

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Connecticut governor John Dempsey writes to Georgia governor S. Earnest Vandiver expressing his concern for the safety of Dr. King and his associates.

Monday, July 30, 1962

Letter from J. Campe to MLK

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In this letter, is enclosed a check from Alfred A. Knopf Inc. for the use of "What Next? Five Negro Leaders Reply" in the book "Minorities In A Changing World by Milton L. Baron.

Monday, February 27, 1967

Letter from Mike Van Ryan to Reverend Ralph Abernathy

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Mike Van Ryn addresses this correspondence to Rev. Ralph Abernathy with an enclosure of $20 for the work of SCLC.

Monday, April 8, 1968

Letter from Robert McDougal, Jr. to MLK Regarding a Donation Appeal

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In this letter, McDougal acknowledges Dr. King's appeal of October 1965, however states that he is concentrating his donations on other organizations. On the letter there are handwritten comments regarding Dr. King's response.

Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Letter from Nils K. Stahle to Joan Daves

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The Director of the Nobel Foundation, Niles K. Stahle, explains the copyright of Dr. King's Nobel Lecture. Stahle states that the Lecture belongs to the Nobel Foundation and that measures will be taken to preserve its integrity.

Wednesday, December 2, 1964

Correspondence - Mrs. King from The Alumni Association of Antioch College/ Alumni Fund 4/26/60

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This 1960 fundraising letter is from the Alumni Association of Mrs. King's alma mater, Antioch College. The fundraising committee for the Alumni Association sent this appeal to Mrs. King as a request for her continued support.

Tuesday, April 26, 1960

Letter from Charles S. Spivey, Jr. to the Racial Justice Committee

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Charles S. Spivey, Jr. outlines the events to take place during the SCLC Poor Peoples Campaign under the leadership of Dr. King. The main events all transpired after Dr. King's assassination on April 4th, 1968.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Letter from MLK to Hermine Popper

This letter from Dr. King to editor Hermine Popper references a book that Dr. King is working on. Enclosed is the chapter about "The Dilemma of White America."

Letter from S. Keith Graham to MLK

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Skyline High School invites Dr. King to attend their annual dance sponsored by the Associated Men of Skyline. The dance is entitled, "The Southern Queen," and may include additional prominent leaders such as President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Thursday, January 13, 1966

Letter from MLK to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

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Dr. King describes Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's efforts as "courageous" and "effective" in guiding Congress to establish the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from Arthur C. Walter to MLK

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Arthur Walter, Assistant Pastor at Park United Presbyterian Church, writes Dr. King regarding a boycott that will deny some African American children Christmas gifts. Walter inquires about how his church can use some of their funds to provide gifts for the children that will be affected by the boycott.

Monday, November 18, 1963

Letter from Carl A. Auerbach to MLK

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Carl A. Auerbach has declined to make contributions to the S.C.L.C based on the assumption that Dr. King will use the funds for protest movements "against the American policy in Vietnam."

Monday, December 6, 1965

Letter from Mary Tumbull to Dr. and Mrs. King

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Mrs. Turnbull expresses her gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. King for their hard work in human rights.

Wednesday, January 17, 1968

Letter from Helen Hickey to Mrs. King

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In this letter Helen Hickey sends her sympathy to Mrs. King pertaining to the loss of her husband. She also comments on the personal characteristics that she admired most about Dr. King.

Monday, April 8, 1968

Letter from Audrey Mizer to MLK

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Audrey Mizer encourages Dr. King to continue his good works because "the world cannot be robbed of any good." Mizer then discusses her opposing views to a statement in a Christian Monitor Column regarding Red China's admission to the United Nations.

Sunday, December 3, 1961

Letter from Alice Peterson to MLK

Peterson writes Dr. King with her predictions and shares her past accomplishments and future plans.

Letter from Ernest Shaefer to MLK

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Ernest Shaefer writes Dr. King relaying detailed information regarding Dr. King's travel to Philadelphia International Airport and his speech at Unionville High School in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, April 18, 1976

Letter from Thomas M. Ward to MLK

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Thomas M. Ward, Assistant to the Minister of Calvin Presbyterian Church, requests that Dr. King provide documentation to defend against allegations of being a Communist or Communist sympathizer.

Tuesday, February 20, 1962

Letter from R. Lennox to MLK

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Dr. King is invited to deliver the main address for The Presbyterian College of Montreal's Annual Convocation in April of 1965. The institution will be preparing to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.

Wednesday, November 25, 1964

Letter from Stuart E. Atkinson to the SCLC

Stuart E. Atkinson sends a donation to the SCLC and requests the address to which he should send donated clothing and toys.

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