Notes - Dr. King's Rough Draft of a Response to Mr. Walter Harding

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This document is a rough draft of Dr. King's thank-you letter to Mr. Harding for a book he dedicated in part to Dr. King.

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Notes - Dr. King's Rough Draft of a Response to Mr. Walter Harding
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Dear Mr. Harding, I am most honored to have your book, [Underlined: blank for name of book], dedicated to [Crossed out: myself] myself and Edwin Way Teale. [Arrow pointing to third paragraph] [Crossed out: Such an admirable Such tributes to the our struggle of the American Negro for freedom and dignity is most appreciated to by myself and the our staff.] [Crossed out: Thank you for the copy of the book.] Even though I haven't had an opportunity to review the book yet, [Crossed out: I hope to, soon] I am anxious for the opportunity. As you know, I not only admire David Thoreau's thought but have incorporated many elements of his thinking into my own. [Signature: M.L.K.] [Crossed out: Such an admira] Not only is this [Crossed out: un] an admirable tribute to our struggle for freedom and dignity but it is also a most welcomed contribution to the intellectual development of our nation. Both myself and our staff are [Crossed out: gre] deeply [Crossed out: appreciative] grateful for it.
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