Anonymous letter to MLK



An anonymous individual expresses their concern with the methods and efforts Dr. King is using to achieve his goals through the Civil Rights Movement.

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Anonymous letter to MLK
Sunday, June 26, 1966
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[Stamp in red ink received: Jul[y] 1 1966 June 26, 1966 Rev[erend] Martin Luther King I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggle to help the colored people. Christian people are praying that white people can right the many wrongs that your people have faced. I believe more can be accomplished by prayer & righteous living than violence and demonstrations. I have had to have colored women to help me raise my children and have found some who were most trust worthy and have thank God for them many times. I have friends in Ala[bama] and Miss[issippi] who are heartily ashamed of the way some people have acted about intergration[integration?] in those states- Just as we in Memphis deplore the shooting of James Meredith. In closing let me remind you that 1/2 [half] of the world goes to bed hungry every night and also that 50% of the people do not make over $100 a yr[year]. Also that people on relief in this country fare better than average worker in other parts of the world. So let us count our blessings and be thankful for what we have and wait on the lord It has been said in the final days that those who have the low places in this life will have the high places in the here after and vice versa. If God be for us who can be against us?
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