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Letter from Morehouse College to MLK

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The Morehouse Board of Trustees sends Dr. King a letter to accept the Committee's recommendation to elect Dr. Hugh Gloster as the next president of Morehouse College.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

Introduction of Senator Edward M. Kennedy by MLK

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Dr. King introduces the SCLC's guest speaker, Senator Edward Kennedy at a conference in Jackson, Mississippi.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Letter from Charles S. Spivey, Jr. to the Racial Justice Committee

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Charles S. Spivey, Jr. outlines the events to take place during the SCLC Poor Peoples Campaign under the leadership of Dr. King. The main events all transpired after Dr. King's assassination on April 4th, 1968.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Telegram from MLK to Robert Sarnoff

Dr. King commends Robert Sarnoff and NBC for sponsoring Harry Belafonte's guest role on the "Tonight Show."

Latitudinarianism

Dr. King defines latitudinarianism, a term "applied to a liberal opinion which allows the diversity of opinion."

Tribute to Jimmy Lee Jackson

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Dr. King edits a draft of a eulogy he wrote in the wake of four girls killed in a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King applauded these martyrs, for their brief yet powerful appearance on this Earth and their contribution to the "holy crusade for freedom and human dignity." Reiterating these sentiments, Dr. King edits the eulogy to fit the life story of Jimmy Lee Jackson.

Friday, February 26, 1965

Telegram from The United Ministries of Texas Southern University to MLK

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The United Ministries of Texas Southern University thanks Dr. King for his visit to the school to speak on education and the "greater concern for human dignity and social rightness." They feel that Dr. King's appearance has made a significant impact on the school and the students.

Tuesday, May 19, 1964

Letter from S. Leiss to Dr. King about Payment from Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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Here in this notation, Leiss references a check enclosure as a permission fee to reprint "I Have a Dream" in the "Treasure of the World's Greatest Speeches" literature.

Thursday, April 29, 1965

Permission form sent via Joan Daves to Mr.Gilford to Reprint Material Pertaining to Dr.King

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This form serves as a way to grant Mr.Gilford permission to reprint the "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" in the "Free Government in the Making, 3rd ed."

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Ross Hamilton Sends MLK Support

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Ross Hamilton, 11-years-old, writes Dr. King with support and encloses money from one of his Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 28, 1963

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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In this letter, Joan Daves provides Dr. King with suggested wording for the acknowledgment to Hermine Popper in "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?".

Friday, March 31, 1967

God

Dr. King quotes Jeremiah 29:13-14, noting that man can find God if he searches with all his heart.

Letter from Joseph M. Hendricks to MLK

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Joseph M. Hendricks writes Dr. King requesting a copy of the speech Dr. King gave at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Monday, September 10, 1962

Letter from Nelson A. Rockefeller to MLK

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Governor Nelson Rockefeller writes Dr. King thanking him for sending a copy of his book "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?".

Tuesday, July 18, 1967

Letter from Abraham Ribicoff to MLK

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Senator Abraham Ribicoff, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization, asks Dr. King to appear at a congressional hearing about the problems facing urban cities. He explains that the subcommittee does not understand the full psychological, social and economic conditions that challenge people living in urban areas.

Friday, October 14, 1966

MLK Statement Regarding the Land Purchase Agreement with the Atlanta Housing Authority

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With a purchase of land through the Atlanta Housing Authority, Dr. King announces that Ebenezer Baptist Church intends to provide new housing in an organized neighborhood near downtown Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church also plans to develop a program with contracting firms to teach men the fundamentals of construction.

Monday, July 31, 1967

Suffering

Dr. King cites chapter 5, verse 7 of the Old Testament book of Job. This scripture highlights the fact that trouble is necessary in life.

Marx

Dr. King references German philosopher Karl Marx regarding his teachings. King states, "Marx teaching resolves into three principal elements: a philosophy of history, and economic theory, and a practical program for the realization of a new social order."

Letter from Bengt Bjerke to Dora McDonald

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Bengt Bjerke from the Legal Counsel of the Nobel Foundation informs Dora McDonald that a signature is needed for Dr. King's copyright assignment form for his Nobel Lecture.

Thursday, December 10, 1964

Letter from Paul D. Metzger to MLK

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Paul D. Metzger, President of the Student Association at Central High School, writes Dr. King inviting him to speak at a forum concerning the issues of civil rights in America. Dr. King's response to this invitation is enclosed at the culmination of the letter.

Tuesday, November 3, 1964

Newsweek: Road to Selma - Hope & Death

Newsweek issues this synopsis of the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. The article illustrates the details surrounding the brutal racial murder of Viola Liuzzo, delving into the federal investigation of Mrs. Liuzzo's murder and its impact on the future passage of the pending 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Letter from John Hay Whitney to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Whitney, Chairman for the Family of Man Award Dinner honoring General Dwight D. Eisenhower, invites Dr. King to join him and other guests on the dais.

Wednesday, October 21, 1964

Letter from Betty Doocy to MLK

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Betty Doocy of Chicago, Illinois mildly criticizes Dr. King for leading marches in an effort to integrate neighborhoods in Chicago. She tells Dr. King of her experiences living in poverty as a non-Negro, and how her family has been able to survive and endure hardships. Doocy encourages Dr. King to instruct Negroes to properly take care of their living quarters and to be respectable in their job professions.

Monday, April 17, 1967

Religion and Science

Dr. King writes about the different perspectives of the moralist and scientist, saying a person can be both.

Bill of Complaint: City Board of Education of Birmingham, Alabama

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The City Board of Education of Birmingham, Alabama accuses several civil rights leaders and organizations of discouraging Negro students from attending public schools.

Friday, May 10, 1963

Events

Dr. King quotes Lawrence's dissertation on the meaning of events in nature.

Telegram from MLK to Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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Dr. King writes Rabbi Heschel indicating that he will happily serve as a sponsor of the nationwide campaign to end bombings in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 5, 1967

Letter from Maurice B. Fagan to MLK

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Mr. Fagan, Executive Director of the Fellowship Commission, requests Dr. King?s suggestion for nominees for the 1967 National Fellowship Award. As a former award recipient, Dr. King's opinion and advice is highly valued.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

A Thank You for Their Hospitality

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Lawyer William Kunstler writes this thank you to Dr. and Mrs. King and discusses a few legal matters.

Monday, August 13, 1962

Kinloch Citizen's Self-Survey Committee

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A Police Advisory Committee releases its recommendations for the Kinloch, Missouri Police Department.

Sunday, September 15, 1963

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