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Letter from MLK to W. Russell Chapman of the NAACP

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Dr. King declines an invitation to speak from the York County NAACP.

Thursday, February 1, 1962

Letter from Dora McDonald to Elisabeth Babcock

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Dora McDonald responds to a request from Elisabeth Babcock regarding the possibility of Dr. King visiting her in New York. Unfortunately, the hectic schedule in Dr. King's travels will not allow him such an opportunity. She conveys their gratitude for the "moral and financial support" Babcock has made for the betterment of the movement.

Tuesday, April 27, 1965

"DuBois State Memorial Proposed; Would Be in Great Barrington"

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William F. Bell writes an article concerning a proposed W. E. Dubois State Memorial in Great Barrington.

Monday, February 12, 1968

Speech to the Synagogue Council of America

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Dr. King receives the Judaism and World Peace Award from the Synagogue Council of America and uses the occasion to speak about the Civil Rights Movement and international peace. He laments the vehement criticism of dissent and discussion of the Vietnam War and enumerates reasons why the Hebrew prophets are so needed today.

Sunday, December 5, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald

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In this letter Joan Daves informs Ms. Dora McDonald that all matters pertaining to the published works of Dr. King must pass through her office, as she is the literary agent for Dr. King.

Friday, May 1, 1964

Schleiermacher (Religion as More Than Knowledge)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion.” The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Letter from MLK to Reverend M.C. Williams

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Dr. King writes to Reverend Williams of New Hope Baptist Church confirming receipt of a recent donation. He expresses gratitude for his continued support in the struggle for freedom.

Monday, February 26, 1962

"Insight and Outlook..Negro Road to Power"

In this article, Joseph Kraft discusses the influences of Blacks voting.

Invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Bunche to Dr. and Mrs. MLK

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Bunche invite Dr. and Mrs. King to an informal dinner in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York.

Letter from MLK to Linda Houser

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Dr. King writes this letter to Linda Houser of Ursulin Academy regarding the studies that cultivated her involvement in the "struggle for social justice in America."

Monday, October 21, 1963

The Brotherhood of Mount Calvary Baptist Church

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Mount Calvary Baptist Church held their annual men's day program on October 12, 1958 in honor of Dr. King's "courageous fight for integration."

Sunday, October 12, 1958

Letter from MLK to Richard Huett

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Dr. King informs Richard Huett, Editor of Laurel Editions and Delta Books, that he cannot write a book for Huett due to other writing responsibilities and time commitments.

Monday, February 25, 1963

Letter from Josephine Baker to MLK

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Dancer, singer, and actress Josephine Baker writes Dr. King to share her views on the current political climate of the United States of America. Her belief is that the best chance of retaining and continuing the progress made by John F. Kennedy is to re-elect Lyndon B. Johnson for President and Robert Kennedy as a New York Senator.

Tuesday, October 20, 1964

Letter from Louis Lurie to Dizzy Gllespie

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San Francisco philanthropist and real estate developer Louis Lurie forwards a donation for the SCLC to famous trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Gillespie often performed at fundraising concerts for the SCLC.

Monday, October 14, 1963

March for Poor People

This document outlines the problem of poverty in America and suggests active participation as the only answer to the issue of poverty. The author argues that the March of Poor People to Washington is an opportunity to become involved in the effort to counteract poverty in America.

Barth

Dr. King notes Karl Barth's views on Jesus.

Telegram from Richard Beyer to MLK

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Richard Beyer telegrams Dr. King inquiring if he is available to speak at a peace rally in Washington sponsored by Canadian and Northwest Peace groups.

Monday, May 17, 1965

International Issues: January 26, 1968

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This edition of the National Council of Churches "International Issues" features a report on the indictment of Dr. King's close associates and fellow peace activists Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Spock along with three other peace leaders. The indictment accuses the men of "conspiracy to counsel, aid and abet" draft evasion. The accused were charged on January 5, 1968, a few months after signing an open letter entitled "A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority," which was published in several newspapers.

Friday, January 26, 1968

Letter from Robert G. Lippmann to MLK

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Robert G. Lippmann requests a copy of the sermon Dr. King delivered at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for the funeral services of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Diane Wesley.

Saturday, November 16, 1963

Letter from US Soldiers Lester Hill, James Gardner and Homer Collier to MLK

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Three Negro soldiers communicate with Dr. King regarding the racial practices of white GIs against fellow Negro GIs. The soldiers feel pressure to not only fight against the enemy but to watch over their shoulders to shield themselves from intimidation against the white GIs. Lester Hill writes on behalf of soldiers requesting Dr. King's help.

Friday, October 15, 1965

Outline of The Distinctions In God's Creation

This outline of Dr. King's sermon entitled, "The Distinctions of God's Creation," references Thomas Aquinas. The document suggests focusing on the central message that God created all beings and features of nature, each with its own unique form and purpose.

Letter from Christine Schulty to Mrs. King

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Christine Schulty offers condolences to Mrs. King after the assassination of Dr. King.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Tribute to Dr. King by Rev. Joseph L. Roberts

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In this document, Rev. Joseph L. Roberts, Presiding Elder for the West Detroit District of the AME church, delivered this profound tribute to Dr. King, the day after his assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Telegram from Konrad Bloch to MLK

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Konrad Bloch congratulates Dr. King and says he will see him in Stockholm.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Letter from David J. Dennis to MLK

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In this letter, David Dennis requests a letter of reference from Dr. King, prior to his draft board meeting, so to challenge an induction into the armed forces.

Wednesday, October 12, 1966

Man

Dr. King quotes Psalms 144:4 and comments briefly on this biblical passage.

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. King to Sadye Brooks

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Dr. and Mrs. King offer their condolences to the Brooks family on the recent loss of their beloved husband and father.

Friday, April 28, 1967

Telegram from The Mathis Family to MLK

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The Mathis family sends their support to Dr. King during his incarceration in the Birmingham City Jail.

Monday, April 15, 1963

SCLC Minutes

This undated and unsigned memorandum functions essentially as minutes for an SCLC strategy session.

Freedom

Here, Dr. King defines freedom.

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