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Telegram from George Houser to MLK

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George Houser of the American Committee on Africa urges Dr. King to telegram the President about Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence. The Rhodesian government, under Prime Minister Ian Smith, took this illegal action to break from the United Kingdom after days of negotiation with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The British sought to give blacks a fair share of power.

Thursday, November 11, 1965

Letter from Harry Wachtel to David Hunter

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Mr. Wachtel expresses gratitude for a grant awarded by the Stern Family Fund to the American Foundation on Nonviolence and the SCLC.

Wednesday, November 2, 1966

Report of A Participant

This report illustrates the authors concern and outlook on the Vietnam war.

Letter and Questionnaire from Ronald B. Lee to MLK

Ronald B. Lee, a student of American University, requests that Dr. King complete a questionnaire concerning the SCLC's involvement in the June White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights." The questions include how the SCLC was informed of this meeting, the conference, contributions, and more.

Anonymous Letter to MLK

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This New York writer castigates Dr. King and refers to him as "the worst phoney [sic] in the country."

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Resource Teachers

This document lists the eight duties of Resource Teachers, and includes targeted instruction for how this group should interact with base teachers and students.

Letter from Fra Morton Sims to MLK

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Dr. King is encouraged to read a US News & World Report article entitled, "One Negro Woman's Advice to Her People." The article approaches the issues of the African American community from an understanding perspective.

Monday, April 3, 1967

Letter from MLK to Boldwen Collins

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Dr. King responds to a previous letter sent to him from Miss Boldwen Collins. He clarifies various points that were unclear to Miss Collins pertaining to the overall purpose of the civil rights movement and its effect on the nation. Dr. King explains that Negroes in the North and South want the same things as other human beings: freedom.

Monday, October 21, 1963

The Negro is the Most Glaring Evidence of White American's Hypocrisy

Dr. King shares the desire and need of American Negroes to have a social revolution for equality.

Letter from Bella McGregor to MLK

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Bella T. McGregor asks Dr. King for a copy of his sermon titled "St. Paul's Letter to American Christians."

Tuesday, October 17, 1961

Letter from MLK to First Prebysterian Church Regarding Contribution

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In this letter, Dr. King personally thanks Jordan and First Presbyterian Church for their contribution to SCLC. Dr. King states, "I know that you cannot enjoy the experience of change as we who see it first hand everyday, but I trust that these fews words will convey our appreciation and gratitude."

Monday, January 30, 1967

Telegram to MLK from A Phillip Randolph and Andrew Heiskell

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Randolph and Heiskell request Dr. King's presence at an Urban Coalition Steering Committee Meeting in Washington.

Friday, December 22, 1967

Letter from Edward Enyedy to MLK

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Mr. Enyedy writes to Dr. King to inform him of a mock Presidential convention sponsored by TIME Magazine and asks Dr. King for any campaign material he can provide.

Tuesday, March 26, 1968

International Book Sales Statement for MLK

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This document outllines book sales and royalties for Dr. King's book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

Friday, August 11, 1967

Letter from Dale Rickmon to Rev. Abernathy

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This letter of condolence is addressed to the Reverend Abernathy as the succeeding head of the SCLC. It accompanies a memorial poem written in dedication to Dr. King.

Monday, April 29, 1968

Letter from Angilcan Students' Federation to MLK

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Stephen Hayes, of the National Union of South African Students, invites Dr. King to speak at their open national congress. The subject of discussion is "The Role of the Christian Student in the Struggle for Social Justice." Hayes does fear that the South African government might refuse to grant Dr. King a visa if he accepts the invitation.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dora McDonald

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Joan Daves requests clarification regarding Dr. King's schedule.

Thursday, August 6, 1964

SCLC Mail Log: February 26, 1968

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This is a one-day mail log for incoming mail addressed to Dr. King and other SCLC associates. As an organizational tactic, the log kept track of the high volume of correspondences that came through the office.

Monday, February 26, 1968

Tillich's Definition of God

Dr. King documents philosopher Paul Tillich's definition of God from his book "Systematic Theology."

Letter from Bonnie Scott to MLK

Bonnie Scott, a student at Lake Forest College, sends Dr. King a letter asking him for his bibliography as well as information about nonviolence for their senior thesis.

SCLC 10th Anniversary Flyer

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The flyer highlights the 10th anniversary of the SCLC and outlines the speakers and events which will take place.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Letter from Nils K. Stahle to MLK

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Nils K. Stahle, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, invites Dr. King to visit the Nobel House in Stockholm while he is Sweden for a special ecumenical service.

Friday, November 27, 1964

Letter from William Du Val to MLK

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As a Regional Secretary for the United Presbyterian Church, Dr. King about his planned trip to Moscow. Du Val informs Dr. King that the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. sponsors a chaplaincy in Moscow and would like Dr. King to stop by for a visit.

Tuesday, May 28, 1963

Dignity Is the Best Way

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The Atlanta Constitution writes about Dr. King serving a five day sentence for contempt of court in Birmingham.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Telegram from SANE Co-Chair Benjamin Spock to MLK

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Dr. Benjamin Spock, acting as co-chairman of the National Committe for a Sane Nuclear Policy, transmits a telegram to Dr. King inviting him to deliver a speech at Madison Square Garden in reference to Vietnam.

Friday, April 30, 1965

Statement from MLK Returning from Receiving Nobel Prize

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Upon returning from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King issued this statement on segregation, calling it "nothing but a new form of slavery."

Friday, December 18, 1964

Letter from Benjamin Conklin to Rev. Abernathy

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Mr. Conklin writes this letter urging Rev. Abernathy to rethink the decision to proceed with the Peoples March on Washington. He is concerned that with the recent assassination of Dr. King this action will only alienate Congress and the American public. Hence the march could cause more bloodshed.

Saturday, April 27, 1968

Letter from Andrew Young to Edward Lamb

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Andrew Young writes to Edward Lamb, acknowledging his efforts in donating and raising money for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Friday, September 8, 1967

Kierkegaard

Dr. King cites a page in "The Personalist" on the existentialism in Kierkegaard's philosophy.

Emotionalism in Religion

Dr. King records a quote from a book entitled "The Gift of Tongues, A Study in the Pathological Aspects of Christianity".

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