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Telegram from N. K. Steele to MLK

N. K. Steele, on behalf of Bethel Baptist Church, offers prayers to Dr. King during his stay in the Care County Jail in Americus, Georgia.

Telegram from Clarence Brinson and Herman T. Osborne to James Meredith and MLK

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Clarence Brinson and Herman T. Osborne salute James Meredith and Dr. King for their service and dedication to the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, June 26, 1966

Telegram from Linda Gortmaker to MLK

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Linda Gortmaker requests an interview with Dr. King for the Proviso West Profile.

Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Telegram to Reverend Frank Mitchell from MLK

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Dr. King express his condolence for the passing of Reverend Frank Mitchell's mother. Dr. King asserts the strength of the Christian faith that will allow Reverend Mitchell to gain consolation.

Friday, March 9, 1962

Telegram from Bayard Rustin to MLK

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Bayard Rustin invites Dr. King to join other civil rights leaders for a meeting that will be held in New York, NY.

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

Telegram from MLK to President Johnson on Rhodesia

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Dr. King urges President Johnson to respond to the unilateral declaration of independence by Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia by withdrawing American officials, refusing diplomatic recognition and severing economic ties.

Thursday, November 11, 1965

Telegram from Phil Stovin to MLK

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Mr. Stovin praises Dr. King for his nonviolent approach towards achieving peace.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Telegram from Harry Van Arsdale to MLK While in Jaill

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Harry Van Asrdale, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, informs Dr. King that the organization has voted to demand the release of Dr. King and others from Fulton County Jail. He states that the arrest violates "basic constitutional rights" and that the Council fully supports the fight to end discrimination and segregation in the United States.

Monday, October 24, 1960

Telegram from Governor Carl Sanders to MLK

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In this telegram, Governor Sanders informs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that he will not be able to attend Ebenezer Baptist Church's Annual Layman's Day.

Friday, October 15, 1965

Telegram to MLK Regarding Honor Group MLK

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In this telegram, sponsor Virginia Price Principal Clarence Fitch write to Dr. King to see if they can name Honor Group Martin Luther King a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, at Roosevelt Junior High in Cleveland.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Telegram from Mrs. Adams and Son to MLK

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Mrs. Adams and her son wish Dr. King a "speedy recovery."

Sunday, September 21, 1958

Telegram from Patricia E. Smith to MLK

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Patricia E. Smith writes Dr. King to congratulate him "on dignity maintained and balanced general gently Christian position."

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Dr. Vernon W. Stone

Dr. King commends Dr. Vernon Stone on his superb teaching career and upcoming move to become the first Negro professor at a University in Atlanta.

Telegram to Mrs. J. Tower from John Howard Griffen

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This telegram documents Griffen's commentary on one of Dr. King's publications.

Thursday, June 11, 1964

Telegram from David Livingston to MLK

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David Livingston and Cleveland Robinson, on behalf of their district of the AFL-CIO, send encouragement to Dr. King.

Thursday, October 20, 1960

Telegram to Governor Carl Sanders

The SCLC writes to Georgia Governor Carl Sanders regarding the murder of Andy Whatley in Americus, GA.

Telegram from Dr. F. Earl McLendon to MLK

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Dr. McLendon, President of the Atlanta Medical Association, offers aid to Dr. King and the people of Selma, Alabama after incidents of police brutality.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Chauncey Eskridge

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Serving as the Honorary President, Dr. King invites Chauncey Eskridge to the Gandhi Society for Human Rights luncheon held in Washington, D.C., where he will be able to provide legal services to many southern Negroes in need.

Saturday, May 12, 1962

Telegram from MLK to Sheraton Lincoln Hotel

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Dr. King makes a reservation with the Sheraton Lincoln Hotel in Texas.

Monday, October 9, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Muhammad Ali

Dr. King sends a supportive telegram to Muhammad Ali. test

Telegram from Dr. Albert Davis to MLK

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Dr. Albert Davis and the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP praise Dr. King for his "continued leadership and revolutionary ideas."

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Telegram from Andrew Young to Rev. George W. Gunn

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Reverend Andrew Young informs Reverend George Gunn of the Presbyterian University Center that he will not be in attendance at the Campus Ministry Association meeting due to an emergency situation in Americus, Georgia that requires his special attention.

Friday, August 6, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Eartha Kitt

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Dr. King thanks singer-actress Eartha Kitt for her generous support and deep concern for the people of Birmingham, Alabama, and elsewhere in the South. He extends his appreciation to those in the Harlem Apollo Theatre who have contributed in response to her example.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Telegram from Elizabeth J. Miller to MLK

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Elizabeth Miller, the Executive Director of the Christian Social Concern division of the American Baptist Convention, extends support to Dr. King while he is in the Jefferson County Jail in 1967. She expresses gratitude for Dr. King's leadership and commends him for his non-violent action.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from L. V. Booth and Otis Moss to MLK

Dr. L. V. Booth and Reverend Otis Moss thank Dr. King and the SCLC for their efforts during the last ten years.

Telegram from MLK to Honorable Daniel Evans

Dr. King writes to the Honorable Daniel Evans requesting that he intercede in the controversy resulting from Washington State's conservation law and a 111-year old treaty.

Telegram from MLK to Sammy Davis Jr.

Dr. King requests that Mr. Davis ask Frank Sinatra to serve as Honorary Host at the SCLC Benefit Cocktail Party held in Miami.

Telegram from Ralph Abernathy to William H. Oliver

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Ralph Abernathy informs Mr. Oliver that emergencies will prevent him from meeting the week of May 14th, and asks to reschedule for a later date.

Saturday, May 8, 1965

Telegram from MLK to the Letters Department at Newsweek Magazine

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Dr. King praises Newsweek magazine for making a persuasive appeal to the conscience and sanity of the nation on the racial crisis which engulfs America.

Tuesday, November 21, 1967

Telegram from Tuskegee Students and Teachers to the SCLC

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Teachers and students from Tuskegee write members of the SCLC to express their support for the upcoming mobilization and Dr. King's stance on the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

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