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Letter from J. Depre to MLK

The author addresses his concern to Dr. King regarding indications of an invasion of China by the US Military.

Letter from MLK to James Hoffa

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Dr. King offers support to James Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, several months prior to the start of Mr. Hoffa's prison term at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.

Monday, December 19, 1966

Letter from J. T. Brooks to Dr. and Mrs. MLK

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Dexter Avenue Baptist Church representative J. T. Brooks conveys the church's interest in considering Dr. King for the pastorate.

Monday, November 16, 1953

Letter from John Coventry Smith to MLK

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John Coventry Smith, a member of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., invites Dr. King to Brazil to speak at the Campinas Presbyterian Theological Seminary during his tenure in the South American country. Mr. Smith asserts that Dr. King's appearance is of importance to the young potential leaders of Brazil. Dr. King will further enlighten the Protestants in Brazil of the Christian faith to the racial issues in the United States.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Letter from William Seabron to MLK

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Department of Agriculture Assistant to the Secretary, William M. Seabron writes Dr. King to enquire about fire insurance for "Negro citizens." He explains that a lack of fire insurance prevents citizens from improving existing homes or building new ones, following disaster. In addition, he requests any additional information Dr. King may find useful to the Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, April 25, 1967

Letter from Congressman Adam Clatyon Powell to MLK

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Harlem Representative Adam Clayton Powell informs Dr. King that all of the "War on Poverty" hearings will be cancelled until furtherl notice.

Friday, April 16, 1965

Letter from MLK to Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Arnold about a Contribution

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In this letter Dr. King offers his belated gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Arnold for their financial contribution to the SCLC while also explaining why such contributions are important.

Monday, January 30, 1967

Letter from MLK to FDR III

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation for the contribution of $1,000.00 made by Franklin D. Roosevelt III to the SCLC.

Wednesday, February 14, 1968

Postcard from Ollie Wilson to MLK

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Ollie Wilson expresses his opinion regarding war and evolution to Dr. King.

Tuesday, March 12, 1968

Letter from Dudley P. Babcock to MLK

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Dudley Babcock writes Dr. King to express his views on race relations and Dr. King's leadership role in America. Babcock also discusses the march Dr. King is planning to lead in New York to promote peace in Vietnam.

Thursday, April 27, 1967

Letter from MLK to Katherine Gunning

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Dr. King thanks Katharine Gunning for sending him a copy of the letter she sent to President Johnson. He urges that "those of us who seek peaece through non-violence make our consciences and numbers known to the men who run our government."

Thursday, July 13, 1967

Letter from Joan Daves to Andrew Young

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In this letter, Ms. Daves focuses on Dr. King's speeches and discusses copyrighting issues.

Friday, April 21, 1967

Letter from D. Wesley Slate. Jr. to MLK

D. Wesley Slate Jr. informs Dr. King that the student body of the Southeastern Branch will be participating in CHOICE 68 by Time Magazine and request any campaign literature he could provide.

Scholarship Essay

Kathleen Lyons, an artist and student from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, writes this scholarship essay to solicit funds to attend school in Chicago. In the paper, she recounts her experience with art centered civil rights work in Chicago and Wisconsin in various schools, a Native American reservation and a state reformatory. Additionally, Lyons explains that in the summer of 1966 while doing volunteer work in Chicago, she became involved with "Martin Luther King's freedom movement."

Letter From Paul H. Boase

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Paul H. Boase writes Dr. King concerning a sermon, recording and publication that he would like to use to demonstrate that the Social Gospel is still alive.

Friday, October 13, 1967

Letter from Stephen Goodyear to MLK

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Stephen Goodyear expresses appreciation for an inscribed copy of "Where Do We Go From Here?", as well as his enthusiasm regarding Dr. King's attendance at the National Conference for New Politics.

Friday, July 14, 1967

Letter from the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce to MLK

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The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, a Canadian organization, is partaking in the various events surrounding the 60th founding anniversary of the Province of Saskatchewan. The chamber commends Dr. King as a Nobel Peace Prize winner and aspires to have him visit to discuss the racial issues in America.

Saturday, March 20, 1965

Letter from Rev. Sandy F. Ray to MLK

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Rev. Sandy Ray (Uncle Sandy), of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, expresses deep appreciation to Dr. King for his sermon "Guidelines for a Constructive Church," delivered at the dedication of their new Center.

Friday, July 15, 1966

Letter from Ora Belle Tamm to MLK

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Ora Belle Tamm objects to the reaction of Negro leaders during the Adam Clayton Powell affair and expresses her disappointment to Dr. King.

Tuesday, March 14, 1967

Letter from Douglas Mosley and Dwight Campbell to MLK

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The Philadelphia District of The Methodist Youth Fellowship asks Dr. King to be the keynote speaker at an upcoming freedom rally.

Monday, August 24, 1964

Letter from W. E. Charlton to MLK

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W. E. Charlton of the Curtis Publishing Company informs Dr. King of suspicious Saturday Evening Post order subscriptions under his name to different addresses. Charlton explains that they have cancelled the subscriptions and request that he ignore any billing until the fix is complete. Charlton encloses the fraudulent subscription order forms.

Wednesday, November 20, 1963

Correspondence to MLK from D. Leon Everett II

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D. Leon Everett is notifying Dr. King that he will be sending two checks from his church for the SCLC and SNCC. He offers his continuous support for the movement. He makes mention of information in regards to holding a recital for Mrs. King and a souvenir book

Saturday, July 3, 1965

Letter from MLK to Transportation Workers Union President Matthew Guinan

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Dr. King thanks newly elected Transport Workers Union President Matthew Guinan for his contribution that will aid SCLC in their efforts. However, the contribution was made out to Dr. King, which causes him to inform Mr. Guinan to make the check payable to the SCLC. Dr. King congratulates Guinan on his recent position and wishes him much success.

Tuesday, March 8, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to Jose Moya about Spanish edition of "Why We Can't Wait"

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Here Joan Daves specifies the particulars of negotiations in advances and royalties on the sale of the Spanish edition of "Why We Can't Wait".

Friday, August 7, 1964

Letter from Ralph D. Abernathy and MLK to Howard W. Creecy

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Dr. King and Ralph Abernathy inform Reverend Creecy they will be serving a five day jail sentence for breaking an injunction against demonstrating in Birmingham, Alabama. It is for this reason that the Clergymen's Conference will have to be moved to a later date.

Monday, June 19, 1967

Letter from Burt Nelson and Hilda Nelson to MLK

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Burt and Hilda Nelson write Dr. King requesting five copies of his address of April 5, 1967.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

Hamilton Goodwill Africa Foundation Invitation to MLK

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A.K. Mighton invites Dr. King to speak at the Hamilton Goodwill Africa Foundation. He informs Dr. King of a trip to Africa in which several doctors and ministers traveled to Africa. Mr. Mighton then expresses his hopefulness in Dr. King's acceptance of his invitation.

Friday, June 3, 1966

Italian Weekly Requests MLK Views on Gandhi

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The Italian weekly magazine, Mondo Domani, plans to publish a lengthy article on Gandhi. The editors wish to include Dr. King's response to several questions on nonviolence, outlined in this letter from their United States Representative Enzo Viscusi.

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Letter from Halevy H. Simmons to MLK

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New York-based architect Halevy H. Simmons offers his professional services to rebuild Negro churches in the state of Georgia.These pillars of Negro culture were targeted throughout the state in a series of racially motivated hate crimes.

Wednesday, October 3, 1962

Letter from MLK to the Bulstrode School Children

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Dr. King thanks the school children of Bulstrode in England for their SCLC contribution by means of their daffodil sales. Outlining the current work of the SCLC, he educates the young supporters on the measures being taken to secure voting rights via "Operation Breadbasket" and "Operation Dialogue."

Friday, July 9, 1965

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