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Telegram from MLK and Coretta King to the McCall Family

In this telegram, Mr. and Mrs. King give their condolences to the McCall family as a result of the death of Walter McCall.

Telegram from Emory R. Searcy to MLK and Others

Dr. Searcy advises Dr. King and Dr. Abernathy to consider relinquishing their involvement with the Albany Movement. The sender suggests that this action may help to dispel contention resulting from "the presence of outsiders" and the process of negotiations.

Telegram to MLK from Wolfgang Grimmig

Dr. King gets invited to a lecture tour that will take place during the spring of 1966.

Telegram from Stanley Levison to Coretta Scott King

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Stanley Levison warns Mrs. King about interceding between governments.

Friday, January 17, 1969

Telegram from Dora McDonald to E. M. Bettenson

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Dora McDonald informs Mr. E. M. Bettenson from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne of a date that Dr. King will be available to receive an Honorary Degree.

Monday, September 11, 1967

Telegram from Ebenezer Baptist Church to MLK

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Ebenezer Baptist Church offers support to Dr. King during his incarceration in the Birmingham Jail.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Telegram from Georgia AG Eugene Cook to MLK

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This telegram is addressed to Dr. King and originates from Mr. Cook, Attorney General of Georgia. The telegram requests for Dr. King to meet with Mr. Cook to discuss and clarify comments Dr. King made to the news media. Mr. Cook cites "under provision of the 1953 Subversive Activities Act" as the basis for such a meeting.

Friday, July 26, 1963

Telegram from Nathaniel Tillman Jr. to MLK

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The Washington, D.C. chapter of Morehouse College Alumni invites Dr. King to speak at its first annual Public Affairs Forum. The organization suggests a topic of "The Negro 100 Years After Emancipation."

Thursday, February 28, 1963

Telegram from MLK to Jesse Hill

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Dr. King sends condolences to Jesse Hill regarding the loss of his grandmother.

Wednesday, December 6, 1967

Telegram to Dr. King about Vietnam

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The Magee Volunteers for International Developement have communicated with Dr. King regarding the international projects within Vietnam.

Monday, April 10, 1967

Telegram from the New York Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action to MLK

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The New York Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action wishes Dr. King well in his recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Telegram from MLK to Dr. Samuel Proctor

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In this telegram to Dr. Samuel Proctor and Family, Dr. King expresses his grief upon hearing of the death of Dr. Proctor's mother.

Friday, December 29, 1967

Telegram from Charles Webber to MLK

Charles Webber, the AFL-CIO's representative for religious relations, sends this telegram of support to Dr. King during his incarceration.

Telegram from Robert F. Kennedy to SCLC

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On the occasion of SCLC’s Annual Convention, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy states that the country has made great strides toward the realization of SCLC’s goal of assuring the rights of citizenship to all. The Department of Justice has acted and will continue to act to protect the right to vote.

Monday, September 24, 1962

Telegram from Oslo, Norway to Dora McDonald

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Dr. King receives this telegram as an advance welcome to Oslo, Norway and to confirm lodging reservations for him and his associates.

Thursday, November 5, 1964

Telegram from MLK to Jack Greenberg

Dr. King informs Jack Greenberg that he agrees with a plan to dissolve the Leadership Conference.

Telegram to MLK from Kjell Eide

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Kjell Eide requests Dr. King's participation in a peace delegation regarding the conflict in Vietnam.

Thursday, January 26, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Rev. Jesse Jackson

Dr. King writes to Rev. Jesse Jackson, urgently requesting his presence at a meeting of the Action Committee for Washington.

Telegram to Dr. Benjamin Spock from MLK

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In May 1967 Dr. King sends a telegram to Dr. Spock (an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time) while he is in Geneva to praise him on taking a stance on controversial issues.

Monday, May 29, 1967

Telegram from CEP & SCLC to Essie Bizzell

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Staff from the CEP and SCLC inform Essie Bizzell that a chartered bus will be leaving from the SCLC office for McIntosh, Georgia and they are taking care of all the expenses.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Robert Kennedy

Dr. King requests a meeting with Attorney General Robert Kennedy regarding voter registration.

Telegram from the Students Union of Aarus University to MLK

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The Students Union of Aarus University congratulates Dr. King for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Friday, October 16, 1964

Telegram from Rev. Enoch Jones to MLK

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Reverend Enoch Jones informs Dr. King that the Baptist Minsters Conference of Nashville, Tennessee have selected Dr. King for their Emancipation Proclamation speaker. Reverend Jones provides information about the event in hopes that Dr. King will accept.

Saturday, November 28, 1964

Telegram to MLK from Treasurer W. E. Shortridge

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Members of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights send Dr. King encouraging words during his sentence at Albany City Jail.

Thursday, August 9, 1962

Telegram from MLK to Fred Shuttlesworth

Dr. King provides support and encouragement to Rev. Shuttlesworth.

Telegram from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. to MLK

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. requests the presence of Dr. King to serve on a panel discussing Title VII and Equal Employment. The Department of Labor event also included civil rights lumaniaries such as A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, James Farmer and Whitney Young. Roosevelt, fifth child of the late president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, served as the Chairman of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from May 26, 1965 to May 11, 1966.

Telegram from Roy Wilkins to MLK

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Roy Wilkins sends a message of warm wishes on behalf of the NAACP to Dr. King while he is serving a sentence at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.

Friday, October 21, 1960

Telegram from MLK Congratulating Georgia Legislators Elect

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Dr. King congratulates Grace Hamilton, William Alexander, Julian Bond, J. D. Grier, and J. C. Daugherty on their recent election to the Legislature of the State of Georgia. He offers his support in "our quest for freedom and human dignity."

Friday, June 18, 1965

Telegram from Philip Lenud to MLK

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Mr. Philip Lenud sent this 1966 Western Union telegram to Dr. King regarding a communication matter with Andrew Young.

Sunday, December 18, 1966

Telegram from Reverend Daniel Speed to Reverend Andrew Young

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A telegram from Rev. Speed informing Rev. Young of arrival information for the 1965 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention in Birmingham, Alabama.

Monday, August 2, 1965

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