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People-to-People Tour: Philadelphia

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This itinerary details Dr. King's schedule during his stay in Philadelphia.

Sunday, August 1, 1965

Letter from Robert Zuckerman to Dora McDonald

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Robert Zuckerman requests a copy of a commencement speech given by Dr. King.

Monday, June 24, 1963

Letter to MLK Regarding Swedish Record Sales

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Chris Folcker follows up with Dr. King regarding sales figures and payments related to the sale of a recording in Sweden.

Monday, April 25, 1966

Civil Rights Symposium Program

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This document is a program from a symposium workshop on national and local civil rights challenges.

Thursday, April 8, 1965

Knowledge of God

Dr. King quotes a segment of Professor John Baille's work regarding self-consciousness and God.

Telegram from MLK to Governor Albertis Harrison

Dr. King requests an investigation into acts of police brutality committed in Petersburg, Virginia during a demonstration.

Sen. Edward Brooke Press Release

Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts travels to Africa to discuss world affairs and the needs of the country with African leaders. Also, his itinerary for the trip is present.

The American Dream Outline

Dr. King outlines his "American Dream" speech on the back of letterhead from the Bellevue Stafford hotel. Dr. King writes about a "massive action program" to address injustice in America.

Letter from MLK to Emily C. Greco

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation for a gift given to the SCLC on behalf of The Winsor School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, March 7, 1962

Letter from MLK to Mrs. Sodd

Dr. King writes to Mrs. Sodd regarding her concerns for fair and just treatment.

Memo from Harry Boyte to MLK

Mr. Boyte asks Dr. King to review the document "ACTION FOR DEMOCRACY." He also attaches two tables for his review.

MLK's Statement on Endorsing a 1960 Presidential Candidate

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Dr. King states that the SCLC is a non-partisan organization and that he cannot endorse a political party or candidate. He then goes on to express gratitude for Senator Kennedy and Mayor Hartsfield for their continuous support and leadership.

Tuesday, November 1, 1960

Immortality

Dr. King takes notes regarding immortality. In his notes, he references Johann Fichte's definition of ethics. He also discusses human duty as it relates to immortality.

Letter of Support to MLK

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In this letter, a supporter of Dr. King writes to let him know of how good of a job that they feel he his doing.

Saturday, November 12, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dr. Richard C. Gilman

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Dora McDonald informs Dr. Gilman that Dr. King will be able to speak at Occidental College on November 17, 1966.

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

Letter from T. Watson Street to MLK

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After being informed of Dr. King's visit to Brazil in the summer of 1965, T. Watson Street invites him to a meeting of Presbyterian churches sponsored by the Division of Overseas Ministries of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America or the Evangelical Federation of Brazil.

Monday, March 8, 1965

Flight Schedule Proposal for MLK and Party

Henderson Travel Service, Inc. created this suggested flight schedule for Dr. King, Ralph D. Abernathy, Andrew Young, Bernard Lee, and Dora McDonald.

Letter from a Concerned Christian to MLK

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This letter penned by "Concerned Christian" informs Dr. King of a change in the course of the Civil Rights Movement. The "Concerned Christian" makes note of the increased amount of violence in the city of Baltimore and reprimands Dr. King's "reduced faith in God."

Wednesday, January 22, 1958

Letter from John A. McDermott to MLK

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The Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago asks Dr. King, as a former John F. Kennedy award winner, to write a telegram of congratulations to the current nominee. This year's recipient, Reverend Richard Morrisroe, was shot and wounded in Alabama the previous summer while campaigning for civil rights.

Monday, February 14, 1966

John F. Kennedy Award Dinner for MLK

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The Catholic Interracial Council sponsors the John F. Kennedy Dinner for Dr. King. The Master of Ceremonies will be Sister Mary William and will take place at the Pick-Congress Hotel.

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Letter from W. P. Ketterer to MLK

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W. P. Ketterer sends Dr. King a contribution to honor the late President Kennedy. He expresses his hope for other Americans to support Dr. King in his efforts.

Monday, November 25, 1963

Letter from Joan Daves to Y. Katahira

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Joan Daves writes Mr. Katahira asking for an update on an offer by Shinkyo Shuppan Sha for Dr. King's book "Strength To Love." She also asks Katahira to inform Tetsuo Kohmoto that Dr. King's current responsibilities and engagements are restricting him from writing the preface.

Friday, June 26, 1964

Schedule for Oslo Visit

This document outlines Dr. King's twelve-day travel schedule to Oslo, Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Award. The itinerary includes various banquets, speaking engagements and meetings with individuals including the leaders of the British Council of Churches and the mayor of Oslo.

Letter from George A. Wiley to Rev. Andrew Young

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George A. Wiley writes Reverend Andrew Young and other staff of the SCLC regarding National Welfare Rights Organization's (NWRO) participation with the Poor People's Campaign.

Monday, March 25, 1968

Letter from Dora McDonald to H. L. Wynter

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Ms. McDonald writes a representative of the University of the West Indies to outline details regarding Dr. King's trip to the school. She confirms that Mrs. King will be traveling with Dr. King, provides their arrival times, and requests that the university does not schedule Dr. King for any additional engagements outside of the Valedictory Sermon.

Tuesday, May 18, 1965

Letter from Donald Louis Anderson to MLK

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Donald Louis Anderson, member of the Democratic Party in Pittsburgh, writes to Dr. King to request his endorsement of their political movement in the South.

Friday, January 5, 1962

Letter from Glenda Stultz to MLK

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Glenda Stultz asks Dr. King to send her information about how he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau. She requests the information for a research paper, which she must complete in order to graduate.

Sunday, April 26, 1964

Letter from MLK to Otis Warren

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Dr. King acknowledges the contribution made by Otis Warren of Baltimore, Maryland to the SCLC. He highlights new initiatives that the SCLC will undertake to boost Negro political participation in Southern states and a project to tackle the ghettos of Northern cities. Dr. King humbly notes that these projects could not move forward without the generosity of individuals like Warren.

Thursday, July 22, 1965

Romanticism and Rationalism

Dr. King quotes Niebuhr's statement on romanticism and rationalism from "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Kansas City Star Drawing

This editorial cartoon from the Kansas City Star depicts Dr. King at a bar with two bottles labeled "Anti-Vietnam" and "100 Proof." A young girl representing the Civil Rights Movement pulls on his coat and asks him to come home.

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