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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Assassination

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Letter from Darnell Garner to Mrs. King

Darnell Garner offers condolences to Mrs. King following Dr. King's death, and he invites her to a mass at his church

Letter from David Morgan to Mrs. King

David Morgan writes this letter of condolence to Coretta Scott King following Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from David W. Letts to the S.C.L.C.

This letter, coupled with a donation, was sent from Baldwin-Wallace College to the S.C.L.C following Dr. King's assassination. The writer discusses the initiation of student activism that was taking place at the college in response to Dr. King's tragic death.

Letter from Dean Florio to Mrs. King

Dean Florio sends condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Debbie Rubiano to Mrs. King

This handwritten letter was written the day after Dr. King's assassination and is addressed to Mrs. King.

Letter from Donald Prince to Mrs. King

Donald Prince wrote this letter the day after Dr. King's assassination and addressed it to Mrs. King.

Letter from Dr. Helen Curth to the MLK Memorial Fund

Dr. Curth encloses a donation for the Martin Luther King Memorial Fund. She requests that a receipt for $5 be sent to each of her two grandsons so that they may feel connected to Dr. King's memory.

Letter from Edward Kirsch to Coretta Scott King

Edward Kirsch, Executive Director of The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center extends warmest sympathies to Mrs. King during her time of bereavement. He writes, "Dr. King was greatly admired by all of us as an inspiring leader, a true humanitarian and an advocate of peace and justice for all people."

Letter from Eileen Coyne to Mrs. King

Second grader Eileen Coyne sends condolences to the King family. She and her classmates were instructed to write letters to Mrs. King to express their feelings following Dr. King's assassination. This document is a part of a collection of sixteen letters from this Bronx, New York classroom.

Letter from Eugene G. Huston to Ralph Abernathy

Mr. Huston writes to request that the photos of Mrs. King and her daughter which appear on the cover of Life Magazine, April 1968 be widely distributed. Huston believes that if this is done the larger public will be just as moved as he was and further serve to promote the memory of Dr. King.

Letter from Frank J. Pastor to Mrs. King

This letter from Frank Pastor was written to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King’s assassination.

Letter from Frank Randolph Jr. to MLK

Frank Randolph highlights how Dr. King "brought to light" many things that were once unseen. Mr. Randolph writes this letter subsequent to the assassination of Dr. King and notes that he would like copies of the "I Have a Dream" speech. The writer is apparently unaware of Dr. King's death.

Letter from George Fedak to Mrs. King

George Fedak writes Mrs. King to express his sympathy for Dr. King's death.

Letter from Grace M. Meade to Ralph Abernathy

This message from Grace Meade to Ralph Abernathy relates the details of a Seattle, Washington funeral service conducted for Dr. King.

Letter from Grace Newman to Rev. Abernathy

Ms. Grace Newman, National Chairman of the Fort Hood Three Defense Committee, informs Rev. Abernathy of her support of his leadership in SCLC. In honor of her pledge to Dr. King, she promises to continue working to organize poor communities in Puerto Rico.

Letter from Helen Hickey to Mrs. King

In this letter Helen Hickey sends her sympathy to Mrs. King pertaining to the loss of her husband. She also comments on the personal characteristics that she admired most about Dr. King.

Letter from Hubert Reaves to Ralph Abernathy

Rev. Ralph Abernathy was the recipient of this letter from a prison inmate. The author also makes a request for an SCLC membership form and a picture of Dr. King, as a keepsake.

Letter from Jerry Russell to Mrs. King

Jerry Russell offers his sympathy to Coretta Scott King following the death of Dr. King. He describes Dr. King as an individual of greatest integrity.

Letter from John Reevs Calloway III to the SCLC

Mr. Galloway sends his condolences to the SCLC for the untimely death of Dr. King.

Letter from Joseph A. Scahill to Mrs. King

Following Dr. King's assassination, Minister Joseph Scahill sent this letter of sympathy to Mrs. King. Minister Scahill mentioned, briefly, his participation in the 1965 Selma campaign with Dr. King and vowed to continue such work.

Letter from Lance Redford to Mrs. King

Lance Redford, a student in New York City, offers his condolences to Mrs. King.

Letter from Laura Lofferty to SCLC

Laura Lofferty writes to the leadership of SCLC expressing sympathy for the death of Dr. King.

Letter from Leonard Manning to Mrs. King

Leonard Manning offers condolences to Mrs. King following Dr. King's death.

Letter from Marc de Jesus to Mrs. King

Marc de Jesus writes to Mrs. King following Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Marcellus Biot to Coretta Scott King offering Condolences

Mr. Biot of Los Angeles, CA offers sympathies to Mrs. King behalf of himself and Mother Green.

Letter from Mary Mikutel to Mrs. King

Young Mary Mikutel offers her condolences to Mrs. King in the wake of Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Matilda Ressy to Mrs. King

Matilda Ressy sends her condolences to Mrs. King following Dr. King's death.

Letter from Mercedes L. Johnson to Coretta Scott King

Nine year old Mercedes Lynne Johnson writes Mrs. King to offer her condolences and prayers following the assassination of Dr. King.

Letter from Mike Van Ryan to Reverend Ralph Abernathy

Mike Van Ryn addresses this correspondence to Rev. Ralph Abernathy with an enclosure of $20 for the work of SCLC.

Letter from Minerva Moreno to Mrs. King

Minerva Moreno, a New York City student, offers her sympathy to Mrs. King following Dr. King's death.

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