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Letter from Marcellus Biot to Coretta Scott King offering Condolences

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Mr. Biot of Los Angeles, CA offers sympathies to Mrs. King behalf of himself and Mother Green.

Monday, April 8, 1968

Press Release - MLK Mass Meeting

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This document is a 1960 press release detailing a voter's rally at the Jefferson County Armory in Kentucky where Dr. King will be the principle speaker.

Sunday, August 21, 1960

Letter from Marion Barry and Edward B. King to MLK

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Marion Barry and Edward B. King, Jr. extend their gratitude to Dr. King for his work, which has helped the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in its efforts.

Friday, October 28, 1960

Letter from Trude B. Feldman to Mrs. King

In this letter Trude Feldman sends Mrs. King a copy of a "piece" on Sammy Davis from "Ebony" and asks that it be returned after review.

Letter from MLK to Michelle Feinberg

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Dr. King responds to Michelle Feinberg, a special education student from Gary, Indiana. In the letter, Dr. King tells Michelle her letter meant a lot to him and she is fortunate to have a special teacher.

Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Letter from George F. Berlinger to MLK

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Mrs. George Berlinger of the Nathan Hofheimer Foundation, informs Dr. King that the organization will not be including the SCLC in their budget. The Nathan Hofheimer Foundation sought to improve the living conditions of the underprivileged.

Tuesday, July 6, 1965

Letter from Senator Robert F. Kennedy to MLK

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Senator Robert Kennedy thanks Dr. King for a previous correspondence and expresses his aligned views regarding nonviolent reconciliation. Senator Kennedy believes in the preservation of dignity and freedom internationally without imposing "incessant military conflict" upon those with unaligned views. He references Dr. King's statement regarding the precedence of progress in America to that of other countries. He also wishes to hear Dr. King's reaction to a series of his speeches on "A Program for the Urban Crisis" that he has attached.

Thursday, March 31, 1966

Letter from Bret Harte Junior High School to MLK

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The eighth grade class from Bret Harte Junior High School writes to Dr.King to inquire about his opinion on race relations. The students expressed that they believed that Negros deserve equal rights.

Tuesday, October 3, 1967

Letter from Lessie Robinson to MLK Regarding Segregation

Mrs. Robinson informs Dr. King of the difficulty in finding a good job in segregated Graceville, FL.

Letter from James H. Ridgely to MLK

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Attorney Ridgely requests that Dr. King sends his social security number in order for Addison H. Flournoy's federal estate tax return to be filed.

Thursday, December 21, 1967

Letter from W.O. Gill to MLK

W. O. Gill expresses his gratitude for the generosity that Coretta Scott King extended to him. He then tells Mrs. King that his secretary is sending her a check for $2.00, and that he looks forward to being able to visit with Dr. King. He ends the letter with a quote from the bible.

Letter from Guy Heinemann to MLK

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Guy Heinemann states that several copies of the Civil Rights issue of the Yale Political have been sent to Dr. King.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Letter from Ozro T. Jones to the SCLC's C. T. Vivian

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Ozro Jones, President of the International Youth Congress, writes C. T. Vivian stating that he sincerely appreciates Dr. King for accepting the invitation to speak at the International Youth Congress in Chicago.

Friday, May 28, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Elizabeth Babcock

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Dora McDonald informs Mrs. Babcock that she received the contribution for the SCLC on behalf of Dr. King. Miss McDonald tells Mrs. Babcock that Dr. King is imprisoned in Selma, Alabama and that he will respond upon his release.

Tuesday, February 2, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding the "Times"

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Joan Daves, Dr. King's literary agent, provided a detailed advertisement schedule for his latest book "Why We Can't Wait." Advertisements appeared in the Times, Harper, The Atlantic, Christian Herald and the Christian Century to name a few.

Tuesday, June 9, 1964

Letter from James H. Meredith to MLK

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James Meredith writes from Nigeria to congratulate Dr. King on receiving the Noble Peace Prize and emphasizes that the struggle for human rights is a world-wide struggle. Meredith, the first African-American student to attend the University of Mississippi, was at that time a post-graduate researcher in Nigeria.

Saturday, October 17, 1964

Letter from James Shaffer and James Barfield

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Mr. Shaffer and Mr. Barfield both thank Dr. King and the SCLC for thier works for humanity.

Friday, July 29, 1966

Letter from Mary Meeks to MLK

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Mrs. Meeks praises Dr. King for his nonviolent approach. She describes Dr. King as a "man of God" and believes that he is also a servant of God.

Saturday, August 14, 1965

Letter from Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell, a member of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, seeks clarification for Dr. King's visit to England.

Letter from MLK to Mr. Herman Strase

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Dr. King expresses appreciation for Mr. Strase position on justice for all. More specifically, he praises Strase for his written sentiments concerning apartheid policies of the Union of South Africa government.

Thursday, October 28, 1965

Letter from Claudine Shannon to MLK

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Claudine Shannon, a member of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, asks Dr. King to officiate her wedding ceremony. She mentions that he married her brother several years ago and explains that the bridegroom will cover all of Dr. King's expenses.

Tuesday, December 7, 1965

Letter to MLK from Rev. L.C. Coleman

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Rev. Coleman, of Marks, Mississippi addresses Dr. King, as the recipient of this correspondence. This letter asks for Dr. King to visit the town of Marks and participate in a Citizenship Class. It, also, notes that Rev. Coleman is running for a town elected position, known as "Road Supervisor."

Thursday, June 15, 1967

Invitation to Dinner for General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dr. King received this formal invitation to attend and be seated on the dais at The Family of Man Award Dinner in honor of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, at the Hotel Astor on 10/28/64.

Wednesday, October 28, 1964

Letter form Gloria Kenny to MLK

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Gloria Kenny praises Dr. King and the SCLC for sending a small group of individuals to the Agape Mass at MaryMount College. She also commends him on his efforts to speak out against the Vietnam War.

Saturday, May 13, 1967

Letter from Kenneth Lee to MLK

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Kenneth Lee, President of the International Confederation of Disarmament and Peace, invites Dr. King to become a sponsor of the organization.

Monday, August 1, 1966

Invitation from Earl S. Smith to MLK

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Earl S. Smith invites Dr. King to speak at Montevideo, Uruguay on the methods of nonviolence in Latin America.

Tuesday, July 27, 1965

Letter from MLK to Lester Kirkcaldy

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Dr. King responds to Lester Kirkcaldy's letter inquiring about Dr. King's availability to speak at the National Conference of Citizens Associations in Jamaica. Dr. King regretfully declines the invitation due to his previous arrangements to be in Africa and Europe during that time.

Tuesday, February 11, 1964

Letter from Martha D. Kennedy to Ralph Abernathy

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Mrs. Kennedy thanks Rev. Abernathy for the SCLC annual financial report and praises its contents. She also encloses a financial contribution and money for a copy of Dr. King's book "Strength to Love."

Wednesday, November 27, 1963

Memorandum from Opal C. Jones to MLK Regarding

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In this letter, Opal Jones informs Dr. King of an address change for the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Letter from Oliver Hunkin to MLK

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In this letter Oliver Hunkin, of the British Broadcasting Corporation, offers his gratitude to Dr. King for an interview that he gave to Gerald Priestland of BBC-2.

Tuesday, February 27, 1968

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