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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Assassination

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Letter from Morris A. Morse to Rev. Abernathy

Morris Morse sends his condolences regarding the death of Dr. King. Mr. Morse further explains his opposition of the idea of building a two million dollar church in Dr. King's honor, because he believes that the reverend would not want such a memorial when so many people are in need.

Letter from Mr. & Mrs. David Vetten

The recipient of this letter is unknown, however, the Vetten family issued condolences for the murder of Dr. King. The Vettens acknowledged that Dr. Kng was a "hero of our nation."

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Hans Spehr to Ralph David Abernathy

This letter is addressed to Rev. Ralph Abernathy from the Spehr family of Germany. The couple wanted to inform Rev. Abernathy of their written correspondence to President Lyndon Johnson, drafting a plan that would lead to full employment.

Letter from Mrs. Behlen to Ralph Abernathy

Mrs. Behlen congratulates Ralph Abernathy for the wonderful job he did during the funeral services for Dr. King.

Letter from Mrs. Elsie Walker to the SCLF

In this letter, Mrs. Elsie Walker mentions the enclosure of $50 given in memory of Dr. King. She also commits her Church's Service Guild to making annual pilgrimages to Dr. King's burial site in order to pay homage to "our Leader."

Letter from Mrs. Joan Kimmey to Coretta Scott King

On behalf of the Baha'is in Teaneck, New Jersey, this letter offers condolences to Mrs. King for the recent assassination of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Heartfelt sentiments express admiration for Dr. King's vision, dedication, and teachings.

Letter from Mrs. R. K. Matthews to Mrs. King

This letter is from a middle class housewife who expressed her despair and frustration to Mrs. King in learning of Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Ms. Dorothy Clark to Rev. Abernathy

In this letter accompanying a contribution, Ms. Clark expresses her condolences after Dr. King's assassination and pledges her personal support in continuing his mission.

Letter from Nancy and Bill Brodie to Mrs. King

Nancy and Bill Brodie write Mrs. King to express their sympathy regarding Dr. King's assassination. As a method to comfort Mrs. King, Nancy includes a poem that she wrote for her father when he died.

Letter from Nancy Fuentes to Coretta Scott King

Nancy Fuentes writes Mrs. King to express her condolences for Dr. King's death and extend her love to Mrs. King and her children.

Letter from Norma Perez to Mrs. King

Norma Perez sends her condolences to Mrs. King after Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Norma Roman to Mrs. King

Norma Roman sends her condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's death.

Letter from O. L. Sherrill to Ralph David Abernathy

The Executive Secretary of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina requests multiple copies of the program from Dr. King's funeral service.

Letter from Pastor Sutton-Branch to SCLC

In this letter Pastor Sutton-Branch, of the Commonwealth Community Church in Chicago, sends condolences and donations to the SCLC, while urging the recipient to extend sympathy to Mrs. King, for the loss of her husband.

Letter from Peggy Hutter to Mrs. King

A white college student writes to Mrs. King, expressing her condolences and shock after the death of Dr. King.

Letter from R. D. Earnhardt to Ralph David Abernathy

R.D. Earnhardt requests a meeting with Rev. Abernathy to discuss Dr. King's death and the plan to proceed with the "Poor People's March on Washington, DC.

Letter from Ralph Ahlberg to Ralph David Abernathy

Minister Ahlberg extends condolences on behalf of The Congregational Church of Rockville Centre to Rev. Abernathy upon the assassination of Dr. King.

Letter from Rene Golcochen to Mrs. King

Rene Golcochen offers condolences to Mrs. King following the death of Dr. King.

Letter from Rev. C. J. Bell to Ralph D. Abernathy

Rev. C. J. Bell, the Editor in Chief of the Alexandria News Leader and pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church, wrote this letter to Dr. Ralph David Abernathy expressing his support following Dr. King's assassination. Abernathy was named Dr. King's successor as president of the SCLC and Bell wishes to offer his help if he can be of service.

Letter from Richard Carlin to Ralph David Abernathy

Carlin offers the use of an original song that he composed after the death of President Kennedy. He finds the lyrics timely for the unfortunate death of Dr. King. He expresses his desire to make a notable contribution to the Fund in memory of Dr. King once he finds a publisher.

Letter from Richard Chapin to S.C.L.C Board of Directors

The East Lansing Human Relations Commission writes to express their heartfelt sorrow over the tragic loss of Dr. King. They vow to continue the work of advancing freedom with renewed effort.

Letter from Robert N. Balkind to Andrew Young

This document is a letter of condolence written by the chief executive of a manufacturing company and addressed to Andrew Young, mistakenly listed as head of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The writer laments Dr. King's assassination and offers a contribution in his "name, honor, and memory."

Letter from Rodney Armanie to Mrs. King

Young Rodney Armanie writes to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Roger Threats to Mrs. King

Roger Threats, a student from New York City, offers his condolences to Mrs. King following Dr. King death. In the letter, Threats describes his own dream, which is an end to fighting.

Letter from Samuel Aggrey Forson

Samuel Aggrey Forson, President of the International Affairs Association of Legon, writes to convey condolences regarding the assassination of MLK., Jr.

Letter from Seventh Graders to Rev. Ralph Abernathy

Five seventh grade boys wrote to Reverend Abernathy asking for information about the SCLC and the life of Dr. King.

Letter from Stephen Sargent to Ralph David Abernathy

Stephen Sargent, a young student, writes to Rev. Ralph Abernathy on the day of Dr. King's funeral service. Stephen's letter mentions his enclosure of a check to the SCLC to assist in the cause for freedom.

Letter from Theodore Lozada to Mrs. King

Thedore Lozada offers his condolences to Mrs. King after Dr. King's assassination.

Letter from Theresa Sutherland to Coretta S. King

Theresa Sutherland sends her condolences to Mrs. King following the death of Dr. King.

Letter from Thomas Baker to Mrs. King

Thomas Baker, a student in New York City, sends his condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

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