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Letter from William Kunstler to Arthur Shores

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Attorney William Kunstler writes to Arthur Shores about a legal case involving Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

Friday, March 9, 1962

Letter from Raymond Lavyrick to MLK

Mr. Lavyrick informs Dr. King that he enjoyed his address concerning the Vietnam War. He explains that President Johnson is not concerned about the issues of the war and that he was recently heard misquoting the Bible.

Letter form Pedro A. Otero Fernandez & Dora E. Cartagen to MLK

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The Rio Piedras' Lawyers Association of Puerto Rico congratulates Dr. King for his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. They express how they share Dr. King's same beliefs regarding the three great evils of mankind and hope to spread the movement under his leadership throughout the world.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965

Correspondence: Letter to Dr.King from Miss Marelda G. Fontenot (Jan. 8, 1965)

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In this letter Marelda Fontenot encloses a copy of the school paper, "The Paraclete." The paper features an article about Dr. King receiving the Nobel Peace Price. She offers her sincere gratitude and admiration for Dr. King and his accomplishments.

Thursday, January 7, 1965

Letter From Leslie W. Dunbar

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Leslie Dunbar outlines information regarding a grant and various agency protocols from the Southern Regional Council for voter registration.

Wednesday, September 13, 1961

Letter of Appreciation from Ben M. Herbster to MLK

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In this letter Ben M. Herbster offers gratitude to Dr. King on behalf of the General Synod of the United Cuhrch of Christ for a message that Dr. King delivered at their meeting.

Friday, July 16, 1965

Letter from Gertrude Jimerson to MLK

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Gertrude Jimerson requests biographical information for Dr. King.

Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Letter from MLK to Carl Hayden

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Dr. King addresses Carl Hayden to commend him on the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter to Rev. Ralph Abernathy from MLK

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Dr. King sends checks and a telephone bill to the SCLC.

Sunday, October 19, 1958

Letter from MLK to Rev. William A. Dennis

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Dr. King requests the presence of Reverend Dennis at a SCLC Executive Board meeting in Atlanta, GA. Reverend Dennis responds by stating he will not be able to attend, but he will send someone in his place.

Monday, January 20, 1958

Royalty Statement for MLK's "Stride Toward Freedom"

This statement from Victor Gollancz, Ltd. details royalty earnings for Dr. King's "Stride Toward Freedom",for the six-month period ending 9/29/66.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Mr. S.C. Njonjo

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Dora McDonald responds to Mr. Njonjo's invitation for Dr. King to attend Kenya's Independence Celebration. Ms. McDonald informs Mr. Njonjo that Dr. King is happy to accept the invitation.

Tuesday, December 1, 1964

Letter from Eugene Exman to MLK

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Mr. Eugene Exman's, expresses disappointment in Dr. King for not having received his manuscript for a forthcoming book of sermons, and urges him to expedite the manuscript.

Wednesday, November 15, 1961

Letter from Ruth Olsen to Dora McDonald

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Ruth Olsen of St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church writes Dora McDonald requesting 30 copies of Dr. King's "Why We Can't Wait."

Monday, July 6, 1964

Letter from Wayne Woods to MLK

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Pastor Wayne Woods, President of the Washington Ministers Association, inquires if Dr. King would speak to the organization on the subject "August 28 in Retrospect."

Thursday, August 15, 1963

Letter from George Lucas to MLK

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George Lucas writes Dr. King to follow-up on a telephone conversation confirming Dr. King's appearance in Dayton, Ohio. Lucas informs Dr. King that the event will take place at the Field House of the University of Dayton.

Wednesday, September 30, 1964

Letter from Roy Wilkins to MLK

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Roy Wilkins, Chairman of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, invites Dr. King to serve as a member of the conference's executive committee.

Thursday, March 2, 1967

Letter from Clarence B. Jones to the Editor of New York Times

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Clarence Jones writes the editor of the New York Times to comment on a statement made by James Reston. According to Mr. Jones the statement was factually inaccurate and partially paraphrased.

Friday, June 7, 1963

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Hans Spehr to Ralph David Abernathy

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This letter is addressed to Rev. Ralph Abernathy from the Spehr family of Germany. The couple wanted to inform Rev. Abernathy of their written correspondence to President Lyndon Johnson, drafting a plan that would lead to full employment.

Sunday, April 28, 1968

Letter from Juanita McKinly to MLK

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Juanita McKinly requests Dr. King visit her home to evaluate the less than standard living conditions of the building. As a key figure for addressing social ills, many people sought the help of Dr. King in relation to individual concerns.

Thursday, February 24, 1966

Letter from Maurice A. Dawkins to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Dawkins informs Dr. King that the Summer Community Organization and Political Education, S.C.O.P.E., stands to benefit from the involvement of the VISTA organization.

Saturday, June 5, 1965

Letter from Governor Nelson Rockefeller to MLK

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Governor Nelson Rockefeller encloses a contribution of $5,000 to the SCLC and discusses the forthcoming voter registration drive in which the SCLC will conduct.

Wednesday, August 15, 1962

Letter from MLK to Carmen Baptista

Dr. King writes Carmen Baptista expressing deep appreciation for his letter of encouragement and for sending a recording of his song, "Coming Down the Road."

Letter from MLK to Mrs. Saul Sherman

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Dr. King thanks Mrs. Sherman for her financial contribution to the SCLC.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

Letter from Patterson Charles Jr. to Dora McDonald

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Patterson Charles, Jr. writes Dora McDonald asking for Dr. King's help regarding alleged racial discrimination in a legal matter.

Tuesday, June 6, 1967

Letter from Fran to Dr. & Mrs. King

Fran writes Dr. and Mrs. King to thank them for their hospitality during her stay at their home.

Letter from E. Thomas Williams Jr. to MLK

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On behalf of the Peace Corps Staff in Washington D. C., E. Thomas Williams, Jr. sends Dr. King a contribution to aid in the work of the SCLC. Williams also explains that many of the donors have made more than financial contributions to the civil rights movement.

Friday, April 23, 1965

Letter of Gratitude from MLK to Mrs. Erber

This letter of gratitude was written to Mrs. Erber from Dr. King. In this letter Dr. King thanks Mrs. Erber for forwarding the newspaper clippings about her daughter Elena. Little Elena is a supporter against the injustices of racism. Dr. King thanks her for raising such an admirable daughter.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Queen Mother Moore

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Dora McDonald communicates with Queen Mother Moore to discuss Dr. King's inability to meet with her prior to the Washington Campaign for Jobs or Income. Queen Mother Moore was an important figure during the Civil Right Movement and a founder of the Republic of New Afrika.

Wednesday, March 20, 1968

Letter from Morton S. Grossman to MLK

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In this correspondence, Morton S. Grossman, expressed his joy, over Dr. King's New Year's card, and enclosed a check, in support of the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, Mr. Grossman requested a note, signed by Dr. King, to add to his autograph collection.

Thursday, January 5, 1967

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