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Telegram from Muhammad Ali to MLK

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This message of support from Muhammad Ali was sent to Dr. King during his stay at the County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

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 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 Zaira Singh to Pope Paul VI

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Mrs. Singh, a Roman Catholic, requests that Pope Paul VI becomes a hostage in Hanoi, in order to end "barbarous American bombardment."

Wednesday, February 14, 1968

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

Thank-U-Gram from Rev. Phil Stovin to MLK and Harold E. Stassen

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Rev. Phil Stovin extends his support to Harold E. Stassen and Dr. King for organizing Write-In votes in the 1968 Presidential Election.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

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 SANE Co-Chair Benjamin Spock to MLK

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Dr. Benjamin Spock, acting as co-chairman of the National Committe for a Sane Nuclear Policy, transmits a telegram to Dr. King inviting him to deliver a speech at Madison Square Garden in reference to Vietnam.

Friday, April 30, 1965

Telegram from George Meares to MLK

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On behalf of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, George Meares expresses his support for Dr. King's efforts and achievements.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

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 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 Rodney Clurman to MLK

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Rodney Clurman, of the World Food and Population Crisis Committee, outlines Dr. King's itinerary for a global trip that includes meeting with officials from Scotland, the Pope in Rome, and travelling to New Delhi.

Wednesday, March 22, 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 to Dr. Wyatt T Walker

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The Members of the Brotherhood of Faith offer support to Dr. Wyatt T. Walker while in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

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 B. Hicks to Herbert Coulton

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B. Hicks telegrams Herbert Coulton stating that he will pay for his transportation and expenses during his visit.

Tuesday, August 3, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Ralph McGill Regarding Bereavement

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In this telegram to Ralph McGill, Dr. King expresses his sympathy for the passing of his wife.

Thursday, March 22, 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

White House Invitation to Signing of Voting Rights Act

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This telegram from The White House invites Dr. King to the U.S. Capitol for the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

Telegram from MLK to Jack Greenberg

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

Telegram from George M. Houser to MLK

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In this telegram, dated April 12, 1966, Mr. Houser requests Dr. King's help in leading a march on First National Bank of New York. Due to bank loans to South Africa, several hundred students are showing support by withdrawing their accounts.

Tuesday, April 12, 1966

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 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 Duncan Bradford to MLK

Duncan Bradford, the executive secretary for the British Columbia Hospitals' Association, requests for Dr. King to make an address at the national convention to speak out against the atrocities occurring around the word.

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 Elizabeth Polste to MLK

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Mrs. Polste writes to Dr. King requesting a tribute for Emily Greene, who is also a Noble Peace Laureate and a founder of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.

Wednesday, December 28, 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 Elmer J. Holland to MLK

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Congressman Holland assures Dr. King that he will "oppose all crippling amendments" to the Voting Rights Bill of 1965.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Western Union Telegram Sent to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Richard Charles Boone 1965

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Richard Charles Boone sent Dr. King this 1965 telegram informing him of possible racial hostility in Miami between the black community and Cuban immigrants moving into the city.

Friday, November 5, 1965

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

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