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Telegram from MLK and Wyatt Walker to Burke Marshall

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Dr. King and Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker send a urgent request to Burke Marshall of the United States Department of Justice. The two ministers seek a federal investigation in the brutal beating of an SCLC Voter Registration worker in Georgia.

Monday, July 2, 1962

Telegram from George Garabedian to MLK

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Mr. Garabedian, a tourist agent in Jerusalem and Jordan, requests that Dr. King allow him to make accommodations for his upcoming trip.

Sunday, July 24, 1966

Telegram from A. J. Gervantes to MLK

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Mayor Cervantes of St. Louis, invites Dr. King to participate in a conference entitled, "Tell It Like It Is."

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

Telegram from Reverend William Coffin to MLK

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Clergyman and peace activis William Sloane Coffin sends a telegram to Dr. King or "anyone in charge" informing them of his possible travel plans to Atlanta. Reverend Coffin provides telephone numbers and requests a response.

Sunday, May 5, 1963

Telegram to MLK from H. Rap Brown

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Police brutality in the black communities of Prattville, Alabama prompts this request sent to Dr. King, which seeks immediate federal investigation and protection of black prisoners.

Tuesday, June 13, 1967

Telegram from Mrs. King to Canon L. John Collins

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Mrs. King confirms with Canon L. John Collins the dates of her visit to England.

Friday, January 3, 1969

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Bartley to MLK

Dr. King was sent this telegram from a couple who had recently heard him speak, prior to his nearly fatal 1958 stabbing in Harlem.

Telegram from Reverend Fred L Shuttlesworth to MLK

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Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy assures Dr. King that the nation extends their congratulations and prayer for his success. Reverend Abernathy asserts that as soldiers of freedom, they must "win this battle" for their country and that there "can be no retreat" in the movement.

Friday, July 20, 1962

Telegram from MLK to Mrs. H. H. Hubbard

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Dr. King sends his condolences to Mrs. H. H. Hubbard following the death of her husband. Dr. King also mentions the importance of Dr. Hubbard's contributions to the Montgomery bus boycott.

Friday, September 15, 1967

Telegram from Thich Nhat Hanh to MLK

Thich Nhat Hanh expresses his support for Dr. King and conveys his desire to meet with Dr. King during his upcoming visit to Atlanta.

Telegram from A. Philip Randolph to MLK

A. Philip Randolph congratulates Dr. King on the statement he made on "Face the Nation."

Telegram from MLK to H. Rap Brown

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In this telegram, Dr. King tells H. Rap Brown that he will undertake all measures to stop Brown being denied free movement and basic constitutional rights.

Tuesday, January 9, 1968

Telegram of Support from Richard J. Hughes to MLK

In this telegram, Hughes writes to Dr. King informing him due to important public commitments he will not be able to join Dr. King. Hughes states, "I join millions of other American in wishing you well in your nobel work.

Telegram from Andrew Young to Harvey Cox

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Andrew Young requests a photograph and biographical sketch of Harvey Cox, a well known theologian. The materials will be used for publicity of a convention that Cox will be making an address.

Monday, August 2, 1965

Telegram from Abraham Heschel to MLK

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Abraham Heschel tells Dr. King that he has a deep identification with the goals that Dr. King is dedicated to and offers him encouragement.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from Mr. David Susskind to MLK

In this telegram, Mr. Susskind invites Dr. King to participate in a "'Open End' two hour debate with Governor George Wallace."

Operation Breadbasket Sends Telegram Regarding Employment Discrimination

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Representatives of SCLC's Operation Breadbasket address the discriminatory employment practices of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area Civil Defense Council.

Friday, November 10, 1967

Telegram from Dow Kirkpatrick to MLK and Mrs. King

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Dow Kirkpatrick congratulates Dr. King and apologizes for his absence at the event.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

Telegram from Richard Daley to Dr. King

Richard Daley is requesting Dr. King's presence at the Mayor's office to discuss ways of improving the education, employment, health, and living conditions to help the youth in the city of Chicago. Department Heads will be present at the meeting to answer questions and discuss recommendations that aid the city in achieving their goals.

Telegram Request to MLK on the Kennedy Assassination

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This Western Union Telegram was sent to Dr. King from Tokyo, requesting commentary concerning John F. Kennedy's assassination for the magazine Midorikawa.

Thursday, December 5, 1963

Anonymous Telegram to President Johnson

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This telegram, intended for the White House, was sent regarding the treatment of a former African American Secret Service agent, Abraham Bolden, at the federal medical center in Springfield, Missouri. The sender states that President Johnson ought to follow the United States Constitution and restore Mr. Bolden's freedom or face consequences.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Telegram from Andrew Allen to MLK

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Pastor Andrew J. Allen offers to serve Dr. King's jail term for him.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Telegram from Dr. Robert Green to MLK

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Dr. Robert L. Green, Executive Director of Friends of SNCC Los Angeles, criticizes recent remarks made by the SCLC regarding his organization. Dr. Green also advises Dr. King that the SCLC should not comment on SNCC, if the SCLC cannot say something positive.

Monday, September 12, 1966

Telegram from Hosea Williams to President Johnson

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Hosea Williams writes to President Lyndon B. Johnson requesting an investigation of the Andy Whatley murder.

Tuesday, August 3, 1965

Telegram from Ralph Abernathy to John F. Kennedy

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Rev. Ralph Abernathy accepts President John F. Kennedy’s invitation to meet and discuss the civil rights problem.

Thursday, June 13, 1963

Telegram from MLK to Robert L. Leggett

In this telegram, King urges the House of Representatives to please vote passage demonstration cities for the sake of civil peace.

Telegram from SCLC to Ella Mae Moton

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Staff of the SCLC and Citizenship Education Program inform Ella Mae Moton that her expenses for the trip to Georgia will be taken care of.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. King to Sadye Brooks

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Dr. and Mrs. King offer their condolences to the Brooks family on the recent loss of their beloved husband and father.

Friday, April 28, 1967

Telegram from Arnold Aronson to MLK

Arnold Aronson requests Dr. King's opinion regarding the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights endorsing the anti-poverty bill.

Telegram from Nobel Committee to MLK

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The Nobel Committee of Norwegian Parliament notifies Dr. King that he will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964

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