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Letter from Gerald Feffer to MLK

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Gerald Feffer of Lehigh University invites Dr. king to speak at the university in the near future.

Thursday, October 17, 1963

Letter from Helen G. Frumin to Coretta Scott King

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Mrs. Frumin writes Mrs. King to request sponsorship for the Committee of Responsibility. She includes a list of others who have agreed to sponsor the organization among which is Dr. Benjamin Spock, affluent pediatrician and anti-war activist, and other prestigious figures.

Monday, December 5, 1966

In the Battle for Desegregation

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Francis Keppel, U.S. Commissioner of Education, expresses his thoughts on the solution for desegregation. Keppel believes the best way to end segregation is through education, providing children with an education and outstanding teachers.

Tuesday, September 1, 1964

Letter from Robert Lee King to MLK

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A member of Ebenezer Baptist Church expresses concern over Dr. King's imprisonment in the Birmingham Jail. Robert Lee King also shares his wish that he could physically be in jail as well to aid in the "freedom of all Americans." Though nothing in the letter has been blocked out, the letter does contain a stamp of the word "censored."

Sunday, April 14, 1963

Letter from the Seventh Grade Class of Woodward School to MLK

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Anita Davis, Gail Williams, and Joan Rockwell request an interview with Dr. King for their class project.

Saturday, February 3, 1968

Telegram from Duncan Wood to MLK

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Dr. King receives a telegram from Duncan Wood in Geneva, Switzerland concerning upcoming international trips.

Thursday, September 28, 1967

Man (John Scotus Eriugena)

Dr. King outlines Erigena's theory of how the current state of complexity in the universe came about.

Telegram from F. D. Jones to MLK

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Reverend F. D. Jones congratulates Dr. King for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, November 19, 1964

Sin

Dr. King notes that I Chronicles 21:1 says that Satan ordered David to conduct a census but that another account indicates it was the Lord. He questions why it was regarded as sinful to take a census.

SCLC Annual Board Meeting Agenda

This agenda details a 1966 SCLC annual board meeting in Miami, Florida. On April 12, a review of the White House Conference on Civil Rights took place. On April 13, Andrew Young presented the Program Analysis and Future Projection.

Letter from Robert E. Harding, Thomas H. Weddington and Celestine B. Bailey to MLK

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Robert E. Harding Jr., Thomas H. Weddington, and Celestine B. Bailey detail the many allegations of racial discrimination involving employees from the National Labor Relations Board. These issues have conflicted with the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Civil Service Rules and Regulations. Harding, Weddington, and Bailey request Dr. King's assistance to correct this issue.

Saturday, May 20, 1967

Letter from Gunnar Jahn

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Gynnar Jahn organizes a delegation of Nobel Peace Prize winners who will have a discussion about the Vietnam War.

Thursday, June 15, 1967

Tour Itinerary to Stockholm, Sweden in Connection with 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Awards

This document contains a tour itinerary for Dr. King's visit to Oslo, Norway from Henderson Travel Service.

Telegram from Arrowsmith to MLK

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Arrowsmith issues a telegram inquiring about Dr. King's potential visit to the country of Australia.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

God

Dr. King quantifies the capabilities of God's will through Job 42:2 and the affirmation that God is able do everything.

Letter from James Godfrey to MLK

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Mr. Godfrey invites Dr. King to speak at the Radio Music Hall in Washington D.C. for a fundraising event on behalf of the NAACP.

Monday, July 29, 1963

Letter from Walter Ducey of the Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission to MLK

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In an effort to reduce the number of school dropouts, Walter Ducey of the Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission requests to include Dr. King in their upcoming brochure. Ducey asks to include Dr. King's photograph and a quotation from a speech he delivered at Chicago's Soldier Field which highlighted academic achievement as a necessity.

Friday, June 26, 1964

Notecard Regarding Reviews on The Doctrine of God

On this notecard, Dr. King references reviews on Albert Knudson's book "The Doctrine of God." This is an example of one of the many notecards Dr. King kept in a cardboard filing box for reference to quotations, ideas, definitions, bible verses, books and other publications.

Letter from Theodore E. Brown to MLK

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The Director of the American Negro Leadership Conference On Africa sent this letter to update Dr. King and other committee members about plans for the third national biennial leadership conference.

Wednesday, October 12, 1966

Address by Dabbs entitled 'Quit You Like Men' Delivered at SCLC

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This address to the Fall Session of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was delivered in October, 1959, by James McBride Dabbs. Dabbs speaks to the social condition in the United States, highlighting the equality of the races. Arguing that justice is a two way street, Dabbs brings up Dr. King's "Stride Toward Freedom," in which Dr. King defends the Montgomery bus boycott as an essential non-cooperation to show discontent.

Thursday, October 1, 1959

Letter from Cummins E. Speakman to MLK

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Dr. Speakman requests that Dr. King recommends the Maunaolu College of Maui to any individuals interested in coming to Hawaii.

Tuesday, August 1, 1967

Condolences to the Wife of Theodore Trammell

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Dr. King and Rev. Wyatt Walker send condolences to Mrs. Theodore Trammell. They make a promise to rededicate themselves to the fight for human rights, just as her husband had done.

Tuesday, March 20, 1962

Letter from Andrew Young to Harry Belafonte

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Andrew J. Young writes Harry Belafonte applauding him on his television show "The Strolling Twenties." Unlike average shows, Belafonte delivers "high calibre performances" with the ability to articulate the realities of the American Negro. Young further expresses hope that the 1966 Freedom Festival in Chicago has a similar effect.

Monday, February 28, 1966

Sin

Dr. King references the Old Testament biblical book of Leviticus regarding the topic of sin.

Letter to MLK Regarding the Poor

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This letter, written under the pseudonym "A. Christian," criticizes Dr. King's work for the poor in the years following 1966. He states, "you have lost all respect for law and order what good do you think you are doing for the poor?" He further critiques Dr. King's public response to Communism and the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, February 28, 1968

Letter Judith Van Swaringen to MLK

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Judith Van Swaringen, a senior at Surrattaville High School in Clinton, Maryland, writes to Dr. King requesting information for her report dealing with the Reverend's steps leading to the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tuesday, December 8, 1964

Letter from Murray Thomson to MLK

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A representative of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, a subcommittee of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada, writes Dr. King to invite him to a "Conference for Diplomats." The sender tells Dr. King that the Conference will take place in Portland, Ontario, and emphasizes Human Rights Year. He asks Dr. King to consider being the keynote speaker for the event.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

MLK Address to the United Neighborhood Houses of New York

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Dr. King delivers this address to the United Neighborhood Houses of New York. He expresses that a lack of job opportunities, education and community economic development contributes to the growing levels of poverty in the United States.

Tuesday, December 6, 1966

Congratulatory Telegram to Thurgood Marshall from MLK

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Dr. King congratulates Thurgood Marshall on being appointed to the US Supreme Court. Dr. King also emphasizes that Marshall's position is a major advancement towards a color-blind society.

Tuesday, June 13, 1967

Letter from MLK to Carey B. Preston

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In this letter, Dr. King expresses his appreciation to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for making his visit to their convention enjoyable and for also contributing $1500.00 to the SCLC.

Thursday, September 3, 1964

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