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Telegram from St. James Baptist Church to MLK


Rev. W.C. Barnett, pastor of St. James Baptist Church, sent this telegram expressing well wishes, from his congregation, towards Dr. King.

Tuesday, September 23, 1958

Telegram from Nicolas Nabokov to MLK


The mayor of Florence, Italy telegrams Dr. King with hopes that he will accept an invitation to speak at the Mediterranean Colloquium Florence on racial issues occurring in the United States.

Friday, May 29, 1964

Telegram from Mrs. Dorothy Johnson to MLK


Mrs. Dorothy Johnson writes Dr. King to express her support of his endeavors while he is in jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from King Children to Master Billy Watchel


The King children thank Billy Wachtel for the Christmas gifts he sent to them.

Thursday, January 2, 1969

Telegram from Danish Students Association to MLK

Dr. King is invited to an Amsterdam Conference by the Danish Students Association.

Telegram from MLK to John F. Kennedy

Dr. King requests that President Kennedy give full consideration to judges William Hastie and Thurgood Marshall for appointment to the US Supreme Court.

Telegram from MLK to Elijah Muhammed


Dr. King commends Muhammad Ali's conscientious objection to the Vietnam War. He encourages Elijah Muhammed to convince Ali to speak at the upcoming Tenth Annual Convention of SCLC.

Monday, August 14, 1967

Telegram from Thompson Bradley and Others to MLK


The Pennsylvania Universities Council on Problems of War and Peace express their support to Dr. King.

Sunday, February 12, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Adam Clayton Powell

Dr. King offers words of encouragement to Adam Clayton Powell during the loss of his seat and chairmanship in Congress.

Telegram from George Romney to MLK


George Romney telegrams Dr. King to inform him of his inability to attend a conference.

Friday, August 11, 1967

Telegram from Paul Deitrich to John Lewis


Paul Deitrich commends John Lewis for his speech in Washington and urges him to contact him whenever he is in Washington again. He also wants to express a much-delayed apology.

Sunday, March 21, 1965

Telegram from Phil Lenud to MLK


Phil Lenud sends a telegram to Dr. King expressing that Reverend Andrew Young will telegraph him.

Sunday, December 18, 1966

Telegram from Anne Farnsworth and Marty Peretz to MLK


Anne Farnsworth and Marty Peretz offer their encouragement to Dr. King.

Friday, April 14, 1967

Telegram from the SCLC Staff Wishing a Happy Birthday to MLK

The SCLC staff members wish Dr. King a happy birthday and commend his "struggle for total democracy in our nation."

Telegram from Dr. K.O. Mbadiwe to MLK


Dr. Nbadiwe requests a meeting with Dr. King regarding a new proposal for the Nigeria-Biafra situation. After two coups earlier that year in Nigeria, Biafra seceded and civil war erupted.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Telegram from Alfred Duckett to Mrs. King


Alfred Duckett asks Mrs. King to airmail her "program breakdown" to meet a printing deadline.

Friday, October 30, 1964

Telegram from Rodney Clurman to MLK


Rodney Clurman, of the World Food and Population Crisis Committee, asks Dr. King if he can access his mailing list or circulate material that Clurman provides in an effort to end the famine in India.

Monday, February 6, 1967

Telegram from MLK to President Kennedy


Dr. King recommends that President John F. Kennedy consider William H. Hastie and Thurgood Marshall for appointment to the US Supreme Court.

Thursday, March 29, 1962

Telegram from Lawrence MacGregor to MLK


In this telegram, Lawrence J. MacGregor informs Dr. King that there will no longer be a memorial service for Rufus E. Clement.

Wednesday, November 15, 1967

Telegram from Dora McDonald to Miss Enid Baird

Dora McDonald sends word via telegram to Enid C. Baird informing her of an unforeseen emergency that prevents her attendance at the Urban League Convention.

Western Union Telegram from Harrison Tweed and Bernard G. Segal to MLK


Mr. Tweed and Mr. Segal urge Dr. King to observe Judge Johnson's order prohibiting marches to Montgomery, Alabama. They also enclose an excerpt of their telegram to Governor George Wallace compelling him to restrain law enforcement from excessive force.

Thursday, March 11, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Dr. Gunnar Jahn


Dr. King authorizes Philip Noel-Baker and Pater George Dominique Pire to represent him in a delegation seeking Vietnam peace negotiations.

Monday, September 11, 1967

Telegram from Agnes Milthers to MLK


Agnes Milthers, a member of the Danish sections of Women International League for Peace and Freedom, invites Dr. King to speak in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Friday, October 16, 1964

Telegram from Malcolm X to MLK


Malcolm X offers Dr. King assistance with the situation in St. Augustine, including the organization of self-defense units.

Tuesday, June 30, 1964

Telegram from Francis Lucas to Lucille Banta


Francis Lucas, assistant to Coretta Scott King, informs Lucille Banta of a scheduling conflict. She also requests information about which people "have agreed to sign the cable gram to His Holiness Pope Paul."

Friday, January 17, 1969

Telegram from Artis Abrham to MLK


Artis Abrham asks Dr. King's assistance regarding the Freedom Festival. Abrham reports that he has delivered posters and sold tickets to the festival, but the financial secretary still wants him to purchase his own ticket to attend the event.

Friday, March 11, 1966

Telegram to MLK from Various Organizational Leaders


Several organizational leaders request that Dr. King join them in Washington, D.C. for an event in which Ambassador Galbraith will address a luncheon with a "major statement on Vietnam."

Monday, June 19, 1967

Telegram from F. D. Jones to MLK


Reverend F. D. Jones congratulates Dr. King for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, November 19, 1964

Telegram from Sargent Shriver to Coretta King


Sargent Shriver, American statesmen, activist, founder of Job Corps and Peace Crops, expresses gratitude for Mrs. King's public endorsement of the war against poverty.

Tuesday, November 14, 1967

Telegram From Avanta Williams to MLK


Avatna Williams, family and friends send their thoughts and prayers to Dr. King when they heard that he would serve a year in jail.

Monday, October 24, 1960