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Telegram from Mrs. King on Meaning of Christmas

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Mrs. King expresses sadness that the United States is launching a new dimension in its space program, but spends so little on eliminating poverty, hunger, disease, war and racism.

Thursday, December 19, 1968

Telegram from Rev and Mrs A C L Arbouin to MLK

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Reverend and Mrs A.C.L Arbouin offer Dr. King spiritual encouragement during his time in Birmingham Jail.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Telegram from Clark Macgregor to MLK

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Clark Macgregor sends a telegram to Dr. King informing him of his vote against the dismissal of the Mississippi Challenge.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963

Telegram from John P. O'Rourke to MLK

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John P. O'Rourke writes Dr. King to express his support of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Telegram from Mrs. Frances Lucas to C. T. Vivian and Alvin Pitcher

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Mrs. Lucas informs Mr. Vivian and Mr. Pitcher of Mrs. King's unavailability to speak at the YMCA in Chicago. A memorial service in honor of Dr. King is scheduled on the same date in Atlanta.

Thursday, January 9, 1969

K.O. Mbadiwe Contacts MLK

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Kingsley Ozuomba Mbadiwe, Nigerian nationalist and politician, informs Dr. King of his travels to the United States. Mbadiwe ensures that he will contact King upon arrival. Dr. King and Mbadiwe were working on a proposal for a solution to the Nigerian-Biafran civil war. A peace mission to Nigeria was planned for April 1968.

Friday, February 16, 1968

Telegram from MLK and Wyatt T. Walker to Samual Weston

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Wyatt T. Walker and Dr. King sent this telegram to Samual Weston informing him that they were requesting an investigation of his complaint.

Monday, April 30, 1962

Telegram from Andrew J. Young to Rev. W. Ivan Hoy

In this correspondence, Young informed Rev. Hoy due to recent events in Selma, Alabama Dr. King had cancel all his engagements for the month of February. Therefore, Dr.King would not be able to speak at the University of Miami.

Telegram from Dr. John W. Doolittle to MLK

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Dr. John W. Doolittle congratulates Dr. King on being the recipient "of an outstanding honor," and urges him to never forget the U.S.A.

Friday, December 11, 1964

Telegram from MLK to Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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Dr. King writes Rabbi Heschel indicating that he will happily serve as a sponsor of the nationwide campaign to end bombings in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 5, 1967

Telegrams from MLK to the Kennedys

Dr. King informs President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy of the bombings and police behavior in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King suggests that if desegregation does not occur the city will experience a "racial holocaust."

Telegram from Dora McDonald to C. I. C. Bosanquet

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Dora McDonald informs C. I. C. Bosanquet, the Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, of Dr. King's upcoming arrival to the university and regrets his inability to stay longer.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Invitation to John F. Kennedy Funeral

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This telegram sent from The White House in Washington, invites Dr. King to participate in the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy.

Saturday, November 23, 1963

Telegram from MLK to L. Venchael Booth

Dr. King congratulates Dr. Booth on receiving the Doctor of Divinity degree from Morehouse College.

Letter from San Francisco Vietnam Committee to MLK

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The San Francisco Vietnam Committee invites Dr. King to speak for their anti-Vietnam War rally. Dr. King would begin making statements against the Vietnam War during the fall of 1965.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

Telegram from Operation Breadbasket Leaders to Ivan Allen

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This telegram originates from leaders of the Atlanta chapter of Operation Breadbasket and urges the Mayor to take action on employment opportunities for African-Americans.

Tuesday, November 14, 1967

Telegram from Senator Phil Hart to MLK

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Senator Phil Hart of Michigan sends this telegram to Dr. King expressing his optimism about the eradication of segregation in America.

Friday, June 21, 1963

Telegram from NY Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action to MLK

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The NY Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action sends Dr. King well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Telegram from Lee C. White to MLK

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Lee C. White, Assistant Special Counsel to the President, confirms a meeting with President Kennedy and Dr. King to discuss the Birmingham bombing incident.

Wednesday, September 18, 1963

Telegram to MLK from Medgar Evers

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Mississippi Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers sends a telegram to confirm his presence at the upcoming SCLC meeting in Clarksdale on May 29, 1958.

Friday, May 23, 1958

Telegram from Rev. Andrew J. Young to Mrs. Rosa M. Mcghee

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Rev. Andrew Young sends this telegram to Mrs. Rosa Mcghee apologizing on behalf of the SCLC for neglecting to invite the officials and members of the American Federation of Teachers.

Monday, August 9, 1965

Telegram from MLK to President Johnson on State of the Union Address

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Dr. King praises President Johnson for his State of the Union address. King expresses appreciation for Johnson's continued commitment to the Great Society, his call for legislation to protect those pursuing their constitutional rights and his pledge to work diligently to end the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, January 12, 1966

Telegram from Charles Morris to MLK

Mr. Morris, president of The Negro Business and Industrial Association, extends an invitation to Dr. King to participate in an initiative designed to combat the rioting in Negro communities.

Telegram from Wyatt Tee Walker

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Walker sends out this telegram to inform its recipients that Dr. King and Rev. Abernathy have been unjustly arrested in Albany, Georgia.

Saturday, July 28, 1962

Telegram from MLK to William Miller

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Dr. King writes Mr. William O. Miller, of the Concerned Teachers and Parents of Philadelphia, commending them for their efforts advocating for African-American education in their community.

Friday, February 16, 1968

Nelson Rockefeller Telegram to MLK

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In this telegram, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller's secretary cancels his upcoming appointment with Dr. King.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Telegram to Alan Reitman from MLK

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Dr. King informs Alan Reitman of the American Civil Liberties Union that he will sign a statement opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate Internal Securities Committee.

Friday, March 1, 1968

Telegram from President Johnson to MLK

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President Lyndon B. Johnson writes to Dr. King sympathizing with his concern over the incidents that occurred in Philadelphia, Mississippi. King was continuing the March Against Fear of James Meredith, who was shot by a sniper on June 6. A rally in Philadelphia commemorating the murder two years earlier of three civil rights activists was angrily attacked by a white mob. Homes of blacks were later sprayed with gunfire.

Thursday, June 23, 1966

Telegram from MLK to Bluford Jackson Extending Congratulations

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In this telegram dated 1/26/68 addressed to Mr. Jackson, Dr. King extends congratulations to Dr. Richard Francis on his appointment as Director of the Sunmount State School.

Friday, January 26, 1968

Note from Joan Daves to Dr. King

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This note is to request Dr. King's signature on a contract with British publishers, Hodder & Stroughton in London for his book "Strength To Love."

Sunday, September 22, 1963

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