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Letter from Pastor F. Peter Sabey to MLK

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Pastor F. Peter Sabey of the Lafayette College Church invites Dr. King to give a sermon at the church. Sabey states that he will cover the expenses for Dr. King and give an honorarium if he accepts.

Monday, April 26, 1965

Letter from Nathan W. Turner to MLK

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The American Baptist Board of Education and Publication sends a contribution to the SCLC to assist with voter registration.

Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Letter from MLK to Jefferson Poland

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Poland for sharing his story and comments that the story shows "that it is possible to grow and change after a long heritage of prejudice."

Friday, November 16, 1962

Telegram from Nelson Rockefeller on Church Bombing

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New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings and expresses his sympathy to the families of the four children who were killed.

Monday, September 16, 1963

Telegram from MLK to Clarence T. Lundquist

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Dr. King writes Clarence Lundquist of the Wage, Hour and Public Contracts Division of the Department of Labor to request an investigation into complaints of wage discrimination at the Sea Pak Shrimp factories in Elonia and St. Simon's Island, Georgia.

Thursday, March 15, 1962

Commencement Ceremony at Boston University

This photograph shows a commencement ceremony at Boston University in June of 1959.

Letter from Prince Johannes of Bohemia to MLK

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Prince Johannes, claimant to the throne of Bohemia, requests Dr. King's participation in the Presidium of the World Government.

Sunday, December 17, 1967

A Program for the Public Meeting at Metropolitan Baptist Church

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This program outlines a two-day Public Meeting sponsored by the SCLC at Metropolitan Baptist Church, where Dr. King was scheduled to deliver the key address.

Thursday, September 27, 1962

Letter of Condolence to Mrs. King and Children from Nagarajan and Family

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Dr. G. Nagarajan, a professor at Allen University in South Carolina, sent Mrs. King this letter to express sympathy following the death of Dr. King. The content of the letter compared Dr. King's philosophy and cause to Gandhi.

Wednesday, April 10, 1968

Letter from Anonymous Writer to MLK

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The author of this letter copies an article "Communists Meet the Church," published by the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, to support his accusations of cooperation between the Catholic Church and Communists.

Wednesday, May 31, 1967

Banner at "Poor People's March," Washington, D.C. June, 1968

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

Schleiermacher and Original Sin

This note card documents a passage from Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith" regarding original sin. Dr. King's note collection contains many cards that reference the theologian's work and ideas.

Adverse Postcard to MLK

American Opinion illustrates a propaganda postcard of Dr. King that accuses him of being a communist. The photo on the postcard was taken at the Highlander School in 1957 which trained leaders in nonviolent passive resistance.

Letter From D. Parke Gibson to MLK

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D. Parke Gibson informs Dr. King that they will be working with International Correspondence Schools. Gibson also feels that home study education could "lead to upgrading of many Negro workers."

Wednesday, July 24, 1963

God (Niebuhr Conception)

Dr. King quotes American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr regarding the subject of God.

Letter from MLK to Alan Bible

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Dr. King expresses gratitude to Alan Bible, a United States Senator from Nevada, for supporting the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Does MLK Have the Right? the Qualifications? the Duty? to Speak Out on Peace

SCLC National Executive Director Andrew Young addresses recent articles criticizing Dr. King's expressions on peace. Young argues that these attacks are largely based on misconceptions of Dr. King's views. He states that the media is quick to attack Dr. King, but whenever critics retract their statements, nothing is reported. To combat this, Young includes a sampling of accurate articles on Dr. King to "redress the imbalance."

Letter from The Norwegian Church to MLK and Friends

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A member of the Norwegian Church extends congratulations to Dr. King for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964.

Wednesday, December 9, 1964

Redirecting Emotion

Dr. King writes on the redirection of emotion as a method of emotion management. He states that in order for one's emotion to be successfully redirected, one must project their emotion onto a different, unifying object, namely an ideal.

Letter from Ned and Augusta Thomas to MLK

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Ned and Augusta Thomas write Dr. King asking if SCLC is truly a "nonsectarian agency," then why is the word "Christian" a part of the name? They also state that they "strongly back" Dr. King's stand on Vietnam.

Monday, April 3, 1967

Letter from Everett McKinley Dirksen to MLK

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Everett M. Dirksen expresses gratitude for Dr. King's letter and informs him of the satisfaction he received in being an asset in solidifying the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Monday, July 6, 1964

Letter from Hubert Marshall to MLK

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Hubert Marshall writes Dr. King enclosing a contribution to the SCLC. Marshall states the Reverend's address in Washington was one of the most moving speeches he has ever heard.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963

Letter from Clarence B. Jones to Dora McDonald

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Clarence B. Jones writes Dora McDonald to inform her of his travel plans to Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, February 16, 1967

Project "C" Progress Report

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Detailed progress report on a project that is referred to as Project "C."

Thursday, March 28, 1963

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald about Book Autographs

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With this letter Joan Daves sends three copies of "Why We Cant Wait" to Ms. McDonald requesting them to be autographed by Dr. King and returned to the specified recipients.

Friday, August 28, 1964

Draft Letter from MLK to Gregory Coffin

Dr. King expresses his appreciation to Mr. Coffin for sending newspaper clippings and a proposal regarding schools in Darien, Connecticut. He also states that he is hopeful that Mr. Coffin's program will act as a contributing factor in the effort to end segregation.

Letter from J. Stanley Purnell to Rev. MLK, Sr.

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The Chairman of the United Health Foundations, J. Stanley Purnell, sends out an gratitude of thanks to Daddy King.

Monday, February 26, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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This document is regarding the celebration of the Birthday Anniversary of the late Dr. King. The author states, "While the national holiday legislation is pending in Congress, masses of people everywhere already personally declare the date to be their own to honor one of history's greatest leaders."

Tuesday, January 1, 1974

Letter from MLK to Anna Frank

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Dr. King informs Mrs. Frank, assistant to Dr. Chalmers, of his travel arrangements to New York where he is set to speak at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund dinner.

Monday, May 7, 1956

Letter from MLK to Jimmie Wattson

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Dr. King acknowledges his receipt of Jimmie Wattson's letter and expresses his deep concern for Mr. Wattson's imprisonment. Dr. King explains to Mr. Wattson that the SCLC does not have legal staff to handle matters. Dr. King suggests that he write the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Friday, March 16, 1962

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