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Southern Presbyterian Church Donation to SCLC

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John Randolph Taylor informs Dr. King of a donation from "A Fellowship of Concern" and members of the Presbyterian Church U.S. to the SCLC.

Friday, October 27, 1967

Letter from Mount Olive Baptist Church to the SCLC

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The Mount Olive Baptist Church of Sharpsburg express their appreciation and support of the SCLC's nonviolent movement. The church encloses a check and hopes that the organization will maintain clarity in the progression of a "true democracy."

Saturday, October 5, 1963

Letter from Joe C. Sullivan to MLK

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Mr. Sullivan assures Dr. King of his and his wife's support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sullivan, a white Baptist, also expresses discontent over the number of prejudiced people within his race and faith.

Wednesday, June 10, 1964

Letter from MLK to O. J. Tyler

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Tyler for his words of encouragement and encloses an autographed photograph. Dr. King also sends his best wishes to the people he encountered in Virginia.

Monday, April 9, 1962

Letter from Jacob Javits to MLK

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Senator Jacob Javits expresses his gratitude for an inscribed book that Dr. King sent him.

Wednesday, May 13, 1964

Lette from Morton Sobell to a Friend

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Mrs. Sobell requests that Dr. King attend the open hearing for Morton Sobell. She also asks for financial support to aid in his defense.

Tuesday, August 23, 1966

Letter from Terry J. Fox to MLK

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This letter, was written to Dr. King from Terry J. Fox. Terry J. Fox is the President of Iroquois Industries Inc. In this letter he attaches to Dr. King a copy of his company brochure.

Wednesday, August 2, 1967

Letter from David Cassat to MLK

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Mr. Cassat, Treasurer for the National Council of Churches, informs Dr. King about the benefits of the organization's Gift Annuity Program. He also encloses a brochure that outlines the various details of this innovative initiative.

Wednesday, October 26, 1966

Letter from Irma Monsky to Mary McHugh

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In this letter, Irma Monsky informs Mary McHugh that their panel of judges selected "Christians and Jews: The Tragic Past and the Hopeful Future" and Dr. King's "Where Do We Go from Here", as winners for their National Mass Media Brotherhood Award Program.

Tuesday, November 14, 1967

Letter from MLK to Alvin Jackson

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Dr. King advises Alvin Jackson to contact the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to obtain assistance.

Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Letter from Alan Campbell to MLK

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Alan B. Campbell writes Dr. King to express his appreciation for the address "Paul's letter to American Christians," which he hopes to republish in national journals such as Readers' Digest.

Friday, July 26, 1963

Letter from Aubrey Brown Jr. to MLK

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Aubrey Brown Jr., Editor of "The Presbyterian Outlook," asks Dr. King to provide a statement regarding the obligations American voters have to choose "officials who have high personal moral standards." The statement will be used in the publication's annual "Going to College" Handbook.

Monday, June 26, 1967

Letter from Robert L. Hartley to MLK

In this letter, SCLC member Robert Hartley asks Dr. King for assistance in getting released from jail.

Letter from Irene Bryson to MLK

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Mrs. Bryson introduces herself as a former neighbor of the King family on Auburn Avenue and recalls fond memories during those years. She compliments Dr. King "as a God sent preacher," and cites biblical scriptures for him to incorporate in his public speaking. Bryson states, teaching God's word "is what it is going to take to help this sin sick world we are living in."

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Royalty Statement for MLK's "Strength to Love" German Edition

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This statement from Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the German edition of Dr. King's "Strength to Love," published by Christliche.

Wednesday, January 25, 1967

Show Business Salute to Danny Stradella

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Joey Adams invites Dr. King to attend the AGVA Youth Fund dinner featuring Danny Stradella.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

Letter from Jose Luis Villar Palasi to MLK

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Jose Luis Villar Palasi informs Dr. King tha that the Chair for Cultural Sociology has invited him to present at the Universidad of Madrid.

Monday, April 24, 1967

Letter from Elaine Hinde to MLK

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Elaine Hinde inquires about materials and information from Dr. King in regards to Choice '68.

Friday, March 22, 1968

Request for MLK's Autograph

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Thomas Smith, Director of Placement at Saint Peter's College, requests that Dr. King autograph a program for friends of Father McGlinchey.

Thursday, October 21, 1965

Letter from Percy A. Blackburn to Ed Clayton

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Percy A. Blackburn refers to a previous letter Alice Bucher, president of S. J. Bucher Ltd. Lucerne sent Ed Clayton, SCLC Director of Public Relations, concerning their book about the History of the American Negro. Blackburn encloses a "resume of the proposed contents of the book." He also informs Mr. Clayton of Mrs. Bucher and her associate's current visit to the US and that they would like to arrange an appointment with Dr. King at his convenience.

Tuesday, May 18, 1965

Letter from Roy Wilkins to MLK

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Roy Wilkins, of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, wrote Dr. King to explain his increasing concern over the violence in Nigeria. Wilkins requests Dr. King's presence for a meeting with Nigerian Leaders to discuss the possibilities of ending the hostilities.

Friday, January 5, 1968

Letter from Kivie Kaplan to Dora McDonald

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Kivie Kaplan discusses with Dora McDonald the order of 200 books with autographed signatures from Dr. King. Mr. Kaplan has appointed direction of the order to Miss Roberta Halpern of the Publication Division of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

Wednesday, July 26, 1967

Letter from MLK to Madame Bremond about a Visit to Lyons, France

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In this letter Dr. King offers his gratitude to Madame Bremond for a pleasurable visit to Lyons, France at which occurred a "great ecumenical gathering."

Wednesday, April 20, 1966

Letter from E. H. Singmaster to MLK

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E.H. Singmaster informs Dr. King that they should "hang together" and not separate in war and peace. He advocates that those involved in the military are "improved," regardless of color or gender.

Thursday, May 18, 1967

Letter to Dora MacDonald from Joan Daves

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Joan Daves writes to Ms. McDonald regarding Dr. King's availability, while he's away in New York. She also requests that a copy of the transcript, from a conference, be given to Dr. King as well as herself.

Monday, December 12, 1966

Letter from MLK to the Lamar W. Sessoms Family

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Dr. King replies to the Sessoms' previous letter that requested assistance in alleviating racial inequality in Mississippi. King informs them that the first step is to "urge the struggle in our own community," and the second step is for everyone to "join together across the nation with people of good will and combat the evils of racism and injustice."

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Letter from Miss McDonald to Mr. Virginia M. Burke

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Miss McDonald writes to Mr. Burke of the University of Wisconsin granting permission to quote Dr. King's historical "I Have a Dream" speech.

Tuesday, May 10, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to James Pike

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Dora McDonald informs Dr. James A. Pike that Dr. King will be able to preach for Grace Cathedral's Consecration celebration. She suggests that Dr. Pike lists five possible dates for Dr. King to fulfill this commitment in San Francisco.

Tuesday, April 7, 1964

King Family Christmas Card

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The King family sends out holiday greetings with their family Christmas card. The card displays a portrait of the King family along with a holiday message.

Thursday, December 1, 1966

Letter from Morehouse College to MLK

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The Morehouse Board of Trustees sends Dr. King a letter to accept the Committee's recommendation to elect Dr. Hugh Gloster as the next president of Morehouse College.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

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