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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Presidential Meetings

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Telegram from Lee C. White to MLK

Lee C. White, Assistant Special Counsel to the President, informs Dr. King that President Kennedy is unable to meet on the suggested days due to his travels.

Telegram from Lee C. White to MLK

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

Telegram from MLK to President Kennedy

Dr. King informs President Kennedy that he will not be in attendance at a meeting with religious leaders due to another commitment.

Telegram from President John F. Kennedy to MLK

President John F. Kennedy invites Dr. King to a meeting of religious leaders to discuss the nation's civil rights problem.

Telegram from President Johnson to MLK

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.

Telegram Invitation from President Johnson to MLK

Mr. Alexander sends this informal invitation to Dr. King requesting that he visits with the President of the United States.

Telegrams from MLK to John and Robert Kennedy

In these draft telegrams, Dr. King requests a meeting with President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy to address the imminent crisis in the South.

White House Invitation to Signing of Voting Rights Act

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

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