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Letter from Neil V. Sullivan to Dr. Green about New Publication

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In this letter Neil Sullivan expresses his desire to coordinate with Dr. Daniel K. Freudenthal in the creation of a book on the education of the urban poor.

Thursday, March 30, 1967

Letter from A. Martin to MLK

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A. Martin expresses his support for Dr. King's work, but advises Dr. King not to run for President. Martin also shares his thoughts about which candidates he considers best suited for the role of President.

Monday, April 24, 1967

Letter from Charles Williams to MLK

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Charles Williams thanks Dr. King for sending him an autograph.

Thursday, February 1, 1968

Letter from Roud Shaw to MLK

Roud Shaw of Kentucky writes to Dr. King informing him that his defense is "too well written" and should be crafted for a second grade level. Shaw also encloses a self-written article that appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal, in which he affirms his support to Dr. King and asserts that Cassius Clay should not be drafted for military service.

Letter from Joseph A. Campbell to MLK

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Joseph A. Campbell writes to Dr. King in request of information on demonstrations as a means of expression.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

Letter from MLK to Ms. Susan Stauffer

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Dr. King expresses his deep appreciation to Susan Stauffer for her contribution to the SCLC. He states, "such moral and financial support are of inestimable value for the continuance of our humble efforts."

Thursday, August 20, 1964

Letter from John A. McDermott to MLK

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The Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago asks Dr. King, as a former John F. Kennedy award winner, to write a telegram of congratulations to the current nominee. This year's recipient, Reverend Richard Morrisroe, was shot and wounded in Alabama the previous summer while campaigning for civil rights.

Monday, February 14, 1966

Letter from Stacey McCloud to MLK

Stacey McCloud writes to Dr. King suggesting that he, Stokley Carmichael and others relocate to Africa and march.

Letter from MLK to Chandrasekhar Bhattacharya

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Dr. King writes Chandrasekhar Bhattacharya in response to a letter that requested prayer for their first born child, Chiraashree. Dr. King expresses his appreciation for their sentiments regarding his work and informs Bhattacharya that their child will forever be in his prayers.

Wednesday, January 12, 1966

Letter from Richard Carlin to Ralph David Abernathy

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Carlin offers the use of an original song that he composed after the death of President Kennedy. He finds the lyrics timely for the unfortunate death of Dr. King. He expresses his desire to make a notable contribution to the Fund in memory of Dr. King once he finds a publisher.

Thursday, April 18, 1968

MLK Letter to Mr. Abe Feinglass

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Dr. King writes to Abe Feinglass of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's Union, thanking him for the union's booklet on civil rights, "The Time Is Now." King also encloses a statement of endorsement.

Monday, July 27, 1964

Terminated Employee Asks for a Meeting with the SCLC Board

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Meredith Gilbert writes to William Rutherford regarding her termination in January 1968 from employment with SCLC.

Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Letter from Beatrice Rossell to MLK

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Beatrice Rossell wrote this letter to Dr. King on Independence Day in 1964, commending him on the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and enclosing a donation. She ends her note, saying "God bless you, your fine family, and the future of your great work."

Saturday, July 4, 1964

Letter from MLK to SNCC's John Lewis Regarding the Nobel Peace Prize

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Dr. King extends gratitude to John Lewis, Chairman of SNCC, for his encouraging letter upon the announcement of Dr. King being chosen to receive the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King states he does not accept this award as a tribute to himself, but as a tribute to the entire Civil Rights Movement. Lewis was regarded as a key SNCC leader and became the US Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district in 1987.

Tuesday, November 3, 1964

Invitation From L. Rosenberger to MLK

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The First International Congress of Negro Culture invites Dr. King to their conference in Brazil.

Thursday, April 2, 1964

Letter from Karen Goldberg to MLK

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Karen Goldberg, a twelve-year-old in a religious school, requests some biographical information about Dr. King for a group project.

Tuesday, December 3, 1963

Letter from MLK to Senator Phillip A. Hart

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Dr. King writes Senator Phillip A. Hart expressing gratitude for his support in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from MLK to The People of Japan

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Dr. King writes an encouraging letter to the people of Japan expressing his wishes to visit their country sometime soon.

Wednesday, December 13, 1967

Letter from Mrs. R. E. Rufenacht to MLK

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Mrs. Rufenacht thanks Dr. King for his support of white workers who requested his help. She also encloses a contribution for the work of the SCLC.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

Letter from Rev. David Bentley to MLK

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Rev. David Bentley, resident and missionary from Amman, writes Dr. King inviting him to visit Jordan. Bentley wants Dr. King to see the displacement and maltreatment of the citizens of Jordan.

Sunday, January 22, 1967

Letter from Sture Stiernlof to MLK

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Arbetet magazine's foreign editor, Sture Stiernlof, requests an interview with Dr. King for a "series of articles about the negro movement" that will be published in Sweden's most popular magazine, "Vi," as well as in Arbetet. Additionally, Stiernlof will use the materials for a book.

Tuesday, September 19, 1967

Dorothy Cotton telegraphs congratulations

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Dorothy Cotton, long-time colleague of Dr. King at Southern Christian Leadership Conference, congratulates Dr. King for being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Cotton was one of the only non-family members to subsequently accompany Dr. King to Oslo, Norway, for the prize ceremony.

Sunday, January 31, 1965

Letter from Sharyl Green to MLK

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Sharyl Green, a junior at Roosevelt School in Michigan, expresses her admiration for Dr. King's work and inquires if Dr. King could send her his biography. Green also shares a piece of her literary work with Dr. King.

Saturday, November 9, 1963

Letter from MLK to J. S. Beckington

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Dr. King thanks Mr. J. S. Beckington for his contribution to the SCLC. King also expresses how important the loyal supporters are to his organization.

Wednesday, June 15, 1966

Letter to Dora McDonald from Harper & Row, Publishers

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The secretary of Mr. Mel Arnold of Harper and Row Publishers, sent this correspondence to Dr. King secretary, Miss. Dora McDonald. The content of the letter thanked Miss. McDonald, for sending a previous letter and requested additional chapters for Dr. King's second book. The book was entitled "Strength to Love."

Wednesday, October 24, 1962

Letter from Dora McDonald to Mary V. Leath

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Dora McDonald informs Mary Leath of Dr. King's current incarceration in Selma, Alabama. McDonald also tells Leath that her request will be brought to Dr. King's attention upon his return.

Tuesday, February 2, 1965

Invitation from Hermon Dilmore to MLK

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Representing the American Baptist Men, Director, Hermon C. Dilmore makes acquaintance with Dr. King via mutual friend, J.C. Herrin, Assistant General Secretary of the American Baptist Convention. Mr. Dilmore invites Dr. King to stop by the American Baptist Men's booth at the Convention in Pittsburgh. Furthermore, he invites attendance of at least one family from Dr. King's church to the 24th Annual National Conference at the American Baptist Assembly in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, March 1, 1967

Letter from H. Melvin Lieberstein to MLK

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H. Melvin Lieberstein thanks Dr. King for the personal letter Lieberstein received. Lieberstein adds quiet support to Dr. King, stating that in his chosen career field he regrets an inability to provide more active support.

Sunday, May 14, 1967

Letter from Rev. Camilo A. Boasso to MLK

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In this document, a Catholic priest from Argentina writes to Dr. King and congratulates him for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The priest also inquires about obtaining permission to translate into Spanish Dr. King's recent book "Why We Cant Wait." Requests like this increased significantly as Dr. King's prominence grew.

Wednesday, December 30, 1964

Letter from Abraham Lincoln High School to MLK

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Earl Saunders, an art teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School, writes to Dr. King regarding awards of merit for Dr. King's contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King and Mr. Saunders are both alumni of Boston University's School of Theology.

Wednesday, June 28, 1967

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