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Letter from Maurice B. Fagan to MLK

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Maurice Fagan confirms receipt of Dr. King's nomination of Richard Hatcher for1967 National Fellowship Award.

Friday, December 29, 1967

Religion

Dr. King quotes William Ernest Hocking's "The Meaning of God in Human Experience."

Congratulations from Darien Public Schools Superintendent to MLK

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Mr. Coffin congratulates Dr. King on his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Coffin also provides Dr. King with information on the initiatives of the Darien Public Schools to further progress the civil rights movement.

Monday, January 4, 1965

Anxiety

Dr. King distinguishes anxiety from fear, noting that fear is directed toward things, while anxiety is directed toward nothingness.

Letter from Philip Harnden to MLK

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After reading Dr. King's book, "Why We Can't Wait," Philip Harnden, a sophomore at Wheaton College, writes Dr. King expressing his newly changed insight on the Negro struggle. Mr. Harnden inquires about Dr. King's nonviolent approach and the black community beginning to abandon nonviolence by adopting more aggressive means to achieve their goals.

Friday, February 16, 1968

Original Sin

Dr. King records his views regarding the doctrine of original sin.

Paul Tillich

Dr. King references the theologian, Paul Tillich, by asserting, "If philosophy of religion does not consider the revelation claim of religion, it misses its object and doesn't deal with real religion."

Letter from Gertrude Jimerson to MLK

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Gertrude Jimerson requests biographical information for Dr. King.

Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Letter from John E. Farrow to MLK

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John Farrow writes Dr. King to suggest he tread softly as he continues the fight for social justice. Farrow states that whites will fight back with brute force against desegregation and civil rights for all. Farrow urges Dr. King to offer knowledge but not seek to antagonize whites during the March on Washington and his future efforts for the civil rights movement.

Monday, November 18, 1963

Letter from MLK to Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen

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Dr. King thanks Senate Minority leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Illinois) for his role in helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dirksen was one of a handful of Republican Senators that helped break a southern Democratic filibuster designed to prevent the passing of this legislation.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rev. Otis Moss

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Dora McDonald informs Rev. Otis Moss, Dr. King's former co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, that Dr. King will not be able to accept his invitation to speak at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Men's Day due to his travels.

Wednesday, January 9, 1963

Telegram from Icabod Flewellen to MLK

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Icabod Flewellen welcomes Dr. King to Cleveland, Ohio.

Wednesday, April 26, 1967

Letter from Cirilo McSween to MLK

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Cirilo McSween congratulates Dr. King for the reorganization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Monday, December 18, 1967

Statement to SCLC Board About Alabama Boycotts

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In this statement, Dr. King explains the need for a boycott of the state of Alabama because of extreme violence and police overreaction, which he calls "totalitarian."

Friday, April 2, 1965

Injunction from the City of Birmingham

Several members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including Dr. King, receive a temporary injunction from the City of Birmingham.

Letter from Ben A. Todd to MLK

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Ben A. Todd commends Dr. King for his recent stand against the United States' position in Vietnam, particularly because making such a statement may hurt the Civil Rights Movement.

Friday, April 14, 1967

God

Dr. King cites the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy regarding the topic of monotheism.

Letter from Tom to Dora McDonald

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Tom suggests to Dora McDonald that Dr. King accept ABC's invitation to appear on the show "Issues and Answers."

Friday, January 27, 1967

The Lonesome Road

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Stanley D. Levison sends Dr. King an article from The Washington Post titled "The Lonesome Road," which is a review of Dr. Kings book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" Martin Duberman, the author of the article, explains Dr. King's reasons for writing the book, and Duberman also provides a favorable review of the publication.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967

Letter from MLK to Billy Fleming

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Dr. King writes Mr. Billy Fleming expressing how lovely his visit was to the Fleming-Delaine Funeral Home. Dr. King also expresses how loving the people of Clarendon County were, which he will remember forever.

Tuesday, April 24, 1962

Letter from Rev. Charles William Butler to MLK

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Dr. King writes to Rev. Charles William Butler of the Metropolitan Baptist Church to acknowledge receipt of his kind letter concerning moral support. Dr. King references his shock of reading about a vicious attack made by Dr. Jackson accusing him of conspiracy. Stating that numerous friends have suggested that the Reverend sue Jackson, Dr. King expresses his decision to be adherent to his basic philosophy of non-violence.

Wednesday, September 20, 1961

Letter from Mrs. J. T. Brent to MLK

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Mrs. Brent states her support for Dr. King's cause, and asks him to encourage his people not to hate whites. She writes that "hate will destroy you."

Monday, May 6, 1963

Letter from Kenneth Opp to MLK

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Kenneth Opp requests information from Dr. King relating to the Time Magazine 'Choice 68' initiative.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Joan Daves to Earl Smith

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In this letter, a representative of Dr. King's literary work, replies to Pastor Earl M. Smith regarding Smith's interest in having the F.O.R. Committee in Rio de Janeiro, collaborate on the Portuguese printing of "Strength to Love."

Monday, December 5, 1966

Star: "An Analysis of Black Power" 1967

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Paul Hathaway, of the Washington, D.C. Star newspaper, crafted a review of Dr. King's final publication, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" This extensive review of Dr. King's book focused, primarily, on his stance regarding the black power movement. According, to Dr. King, in the book, black power was something that was needed to achieve tangible goals such as: economic and political power. However, the use of the slogan carried a very volatile meaning that would alienate many allies in the movement, not of African American descent.

Monday, June 26, 1967

Statement Regarding Fred L. Shuttlesworth's Court Appearances

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This document explains Rev. Shuttlesworth upcoming court appearances as a result of his civil rights activities. He faces charges for blocking a sidewalk during a demonstration and for protesting at Drake Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, July 12, 1966

Letter from Robert J. Beaubien to MLK

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Robert Beaubien congratulates Dr. King for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Friday, December 18, 1964

Wisdom

Here Dr. King quotes Proverbs 8:22-23 and sketches his view that "Wisdom was created by God before the earth was created, and it aids him [sic] [in] the creative process."

The Negro Heritage Library

The Negro Heritage Library sought to make the Negro community aware of the cultural "black-out" that was due to the inadequacies within the nations history books.The president of the library, Noel N. Marder, focused the energies and resources from the Educational Heritage. As the most respected spokesman for the Negro of his time, there is a section focused solely on Dr. King's work.

Letter from Jack Krieger to MLK

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Jack Krieger requests a reprint of Dr. King's speech delivered at the Riverdale Church in New York on the topics of peace and the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 5, 1967

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