Letter of White Opposition to MLK

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A gentleman by the name of David writes to Dr. King expressing his belief that segregation is the "best way to avoid dating, dancing, sex and marriage" between Negroes and whites.

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Letter of White Opposition to MLK
Tuesday, August 1, 1967
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[Stamp in red ink: Aug[ust] 3, 1967] August 1, 1967 Martin Luther King: Zechariah 10:3 "Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds (leaders), and I punished the goats: for the Lod of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah and hath made them as his goodly horse in battle. 4. Out of him came forth the corner, out of him, the nail, out of him every oppressor together 5. And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the Lord is with them. and the riders on horses shall be confounded." Negroes call people oppressors those that don't want negroes to intergrate because intergation leads to dateing [dating], dancing, sex and marriage with negroes. The Lord is with the oppressors. Most white people don't want to date, dance, have sex, or marriage with negroes but to be polite and avoid trouble they may not tell you this. Some proff [proof] of this is white people that can afford it move out when negroes move in. A lot of Jewish neighborhoods are now negro as Jews moved out.
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