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Letter from Philip H. Partridge to Hon. Stephen Young Regarding Evil Commentary


In this letter to Mr. Young, Mr. Partridge outlines a series of "attacks" that have been placed against him following his public speech based on political opinions.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966

Letterfrom Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College to MLK


Haridas T. Muzumdar, Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College, inquires if Dr. King will have time to have a meeting with him.

Thursday, October 7, 1965

Letter from MLK to Carmen Baptista

Dr. King writes Carmen Baptista expressing deep appreciation for his letter of encouragement and for sending a recording of his song, "Coming Down the Road."

Letter from Walter G. Pietsch to MLK


Walter G. Peitsch asks Dr. King to support a resolution to reinstate Adam Clayton Powell to his seat in the United States House of Representatives and his Chairmanship of the United States Committee on Education and Labor.

Thursday, January 12, 1967

Letter from Rev. Andrew T. Denholm to MLK


Rev. Andrew Denholm of St. Paul's United Church in Paris, Ontario send Dr. King a financial contribution and inquires about the need of northern whites for the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. He also inquires about the possibility of a civil rights worker addressing a group of people in his town.

Wednesday, March 17, 1965


Dr. King uses a verse from the Book of Nehemiah to illustrate God's faithfulness.

The Black Rose: Ruth Reese


Ruth Reese, also known as "The Black Rose," thanks Dr. King for his support. This document includes a detailed biography of the vocalist, as well as, critic responses on her performances.

Thursday, December 10, 1964

Kant Critiques Other Philosophers

Dr. King contemplates Immanuel Kant's critique of other philosophers. Kant finds limitations in the ideologies of Hume, Leibniz, and Locke. He believes Hume and Leibniz to fall short on their understandings of knowledge. Kant further reproaches Hume and Locke as ignorant for viewing the senses as a viable explanation of consciousness.

Letter from MLK to J. Frank Patch


Dr. King declines to accept J. Frank Patch's invitation to attend the conference sponsored by the Baptist Union of Western Canada due to prior commitments in the United States.

Friday, May 13, 1966

Abelard on Universals and theMethod of Descartes

Dr. King references Peter Abelard, medieval French philosopher and theologian. He discerns that universals cannot be things or words. Rather, the universal is a concept. King maintains that this quandary is relevant to "Schoolmen" and particularly the dogma of the Church. He continues by also noting philosopher Rene Descartes, and that "he was at fault in overemphasizing mathematical method."

Letter from Dora McDonald to Jessie Stephens


Miss McDonald informs Jessie Stephens that Dr. King is out of the country, but she recommends that Mrs. Stephens contact Dr. King's lawyer, Chauncey Eskridge, for help.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964


Dr. King quotes 12th century French philosopher Peter Abelard on the relationship between doubt, inquiry and truth.

United States Department of State Reprint of Vice President Nixon Speech


This document contains the text of an address made by Vice President Nixon before the Automobile Manufacturers Association in New York.

Thursday, December 6, 1956

The Wind of Change is Blowing


Dr. King addresses the positive changes that have taken place across the world and how they should continue to occur until equality is reached.

Wednesday, June 27, 1962

Letter from MLK to Edwin and Louise Flowers


In this correspondence to Mr. Edwin C. and Mrs. Louise M. Flowers from Dr. King, he wanted to personally thanked Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Flowers for their generous contribution to SCLC and to express his appreciation and gratitude for their support toward the Civil Right Movement.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Lawler Daniels Thanks MLK


Lawler P. Daniels, Jr., President of Sleinad Enterprises, Inc., expresses his gratitude for Dr. King's invitation to the SCLC 10th Annual Convention.

Monday, July 10, 1967


Dr. King provides insight on the "secret of sin."

Letter from Susan Altman to MLK


Susan Altman requests an autographed copy of Time magazine, in which Dr. King was featured.

Saturday, April 1, 1967

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee


This pamphlet details the history, programs and purpose of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Wednesday, May 1, 1963


Dr. King references the Old Testament biblical Book of Isaiah regarding topics like ritual sacrifice, knowledge, social ethics, and the doctrine of man.

Theological Seminary (Its Function)

Dr. King cites an article by Ernest Cadman Colwell, "Toward Better Theological Education," published in the Journal of Religion.

Revolution and Redemption


This document contains the address, "Revolution and Redemption," given by Dr. King in Amsterdam. Dr. King discusses the concerns of the "Gospel of Jesus Christ." He states there are two aspects of the world that must never be forgotten: "this is God's world," and that Jesus Christ gave his life for redemption.

Sunday, August 16, 1964

Letter from L. Alexander Harper and Charles E. Cobb to Edith M. Lerrigo


Edith Lerrigo writes with concern regarding the support of the "Crisis and Commitment" call by several civil rights leaders. Lerrigo endorses Dr. King's decision to refuse his signatory on the document supporting the call, stating that this act "should have been sufficient to give pause to groups like the YWCA before jumping on the moderate bandwagon."

Monday, October 24, 1966

Letter from T.Y. Rogers to MLK


T. Y. Rogers, an assistant to Dr. King at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery writes the Reverend expressing his interest in traveling to Israel to tour the country with him. In addition, Rogers offers to assist with funds if necessary.

Friday, January 6, 1967

Class Syllabus: Sociology of Religion

This portion of a syllabus lists the basic bibliography and outline for the Sociology of Religion course taught by Kenneth Underwood. Included are several well known authors that influenced Dr. King's studies, e.g. Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Letter from Nancy Atkinson of Time Magazine to MLK


Nancy Atkinson sends Dr. King a duplicate of the Time Magazine cover honoring him as the Man of the Year for 1963. He is informed that the cover will be a part of a traveling exhibit of other Time covers.

Wednesday, April 29, 1964

Condolence Letter to Mrs. King from Maria Diaz


This letter from a middle school student is one of condolence written to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King’s assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Anonymous letter to MLK


An anonymous individual expresses their concern with the methods and efforts Dr. King is using to achieve his goals through the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, June 26, 1966

Letter from MLK to Mr. Randall Elias


This letter is Dr. King's reply to Mr. Randall Elias's letter regarding a civil rights march from Chicago to Springfield. Dr. King writes that the SCLC is in Chicago, but is unaware of any planned civil rights march .

Thursday, December 30, 1965

Telegram from Civil Rights Leaders to President Kennedy


Members of the SCLC and prominent civil rights leaders request an immediate conference with President John F. Kennedy regarding the 1963 Birmingham church bombing.

Monday, September 16, 1963