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Letter from Whitney M. Young to Friends

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Whitney Young, Executive Director of the National Urban League, urges African Americans to educate themselves on the opportunities that the U.S. Navy offers.

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

Telegram from Muhammad Ali to MLK

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This message of support from Muhammad Ali was sent to Dr. King during his stay at the County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Crusade for Citizenship Memorandum

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Dr. King creates an outline that entails the purpose and goals for the Crusade for Citizenship. Dr. King will deliver this information in a mass meeting to clarify the aims of the SCLC's "crusade." The dual purpose for this sector of the SCLC is to increase the number of Negro voters and to liberate all Southerners. Dr. King further elaborates on the intricacies of the movement.

Tuesday, February 4, 1958

Letter from R. C. Woodard to MLK

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R. C Woodard expresses that he is an admirer of Dr. King but wants to inquire about whether he is a member of the Communist Party.

Friday, September 2, 1966

Tallahassee's Inter-Civic Council, Inc. Presents MLK

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This document contains a program for Tallahassee's Inter-Civic Council's mass planning meeting for a three-day workshop on nonviolence at Bethel Baptist Church. Also included in this document are lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and "We Shall Overcome."

Sunday, April 19, 1964

Telegram from Dora McDonald to Hans Massaquoi

In this telegram, Dora McDonald writes to Mr. Massaquoi from Ebony Magazine, informing him that Dr. King is not left handed.

Letter from Norman R. Snook to MLK

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Mr. Norman Snook of the United Christian Center invites Dr. King to come preach at the Ohio State University United Chapel.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to Mrs. Bill Green

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Dora McDonald informs Mrs. Bill Green that Dr. King is on an extended lecture tour at the moment. She ensures Mrs. Green that the letter and poem sent will receive his attention upon his return.

Friday, August 2, 1963

Invitation to Emergency Convocation: The Urban Coalition

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This letter from Andrew Heiskell and A. Philip Randolph invites Dr. King to attend the Emergency Convocation of the Urban Coalition, to address the issue of violence in 104 cities. The goals set forth in the letter include an emergency work program, a major expansion of the private sector for job provision and training, and establishment of a long-range program for the physical and social reconstruction of American cities.

Saturday, August 12, 1967

House Resolution 12962

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This is a copy of House Resolution 12962, passed by the Ninetieth United States Congress in 1967. This resolution called for the establishment of a Commission on Negro History and Culture.

Monday, September 18, 1967

Letter from Rev. Hedley W. Plunkett to MLK

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Reverend Hedley W. Plunkett of Belfast, Northern Ireland, invites Dr. King to include the city on his schedule the next time he comes to Europe. Plunkett describes his interest in King's work and Ireland's own "Color Bar."

Friday, March 3, 1967

Old Bull, The Great Violinist

Dr. King relates the mishap of a great violinist, during a concert, to the general act of overcoming obstacles in life.

"Meaning of Georgia Elections"

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Dr. King speaks about the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE). He also talks about the political advancements that were made in the south.

Saturday, July 3, 1965

Letter from Charles E. Waring to Mr. Paul Harvey

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Charles Waring presents ways to prevent the spread of communism around the world. He also questions previous decisions by the United States government and speculates how the outcome would have been different in various conflicts.

Wednesday, March 13, 1968

Newsletter Regarding Operation Breadbasket

This letter serves as an informational letter on the efforts of Operation Breadbasket. According to the letter, this organization, has provided over 900 jobs for Negroes, opened up services for Negro businessmen and offered other types of assistance.

Anticommunist Flyer

This flyer suggests that the U.N. consists of communists Jews. Several contacts are provided for Americans to receive support and be educated about Communism.

Letter from Stephen J. M. Robbins to MLK

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Stephen Robbins thanks Dr. King for inviting the United States National Student Association to participate in the demonstrations in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. Robbins states that the organization has directed its focus to equal opportunity for all and protection for demonstrators. Robbins also invites Dr. King to address the 18th National Student Congress at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Wednesday, March 24, 1965

Letter from Harry H. Kruener to MLK

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Rev. Kruener invites Dr. King to speak at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in 1963 to commemorate the church's designation as a national landmark.

Thursday, October 18, 1962

Letter from Dora McDonald to John Langone

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Ms. McDonald informs Mr. Langone due to other writing commitments for the next several months, Dr. King is unable to accept his invitation to write an article for his journal, Psychiatric Opinion.

Wednesday, November 8, 1967

Holy Week Service

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This Holy Week Service program for Augustana Lutheran Church highlights Dr. King as a guest preacher where he delivers a sermon entitled "Remember Who You Are." The program goes on to detail Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services, as well as informing readers of Dr. King's television interview.

Wednesday, April 18, 1962

Letter from Louise Andrews Sims to MLK

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Louise Andrews Sims asks Dr. King to consider providing assistance to the American Friend's Service Committee by setting aside one week for aspeaking engagement in October or November of 1963. Alternate dates could be in January through April of 1964.

Thursday, October 18, 1962

Immortality

Dr. King quotes German philosopher Dr. Oswald Spengler regarding his ideology of immortality. According to Spengler, history holds no permanent value. King states "If such a philosophy of history is right there would be no reason to desire continued existence...immortality would have no meaning."

Card From Marjorie Baker

Marjorie Baker sends a card expressing wishes to maintain courage until things are better.

Letter from Ben Cashion to MLK

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Ben Cashion writes Dr. King sharing some of his observations. Cashion suggests that Dr. King takes his time and get closer to God to provoke efficient change.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Letter from Newsweek to MLK

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This document is a letter to Dr. King from Newsweek noting the enclosure of a quote made, in a column, December 4, 1967.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Court Summons for MLK

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The Circuit Court of Dallas County issues Dr. King a summons to appear before the Grand Jury.

Monday, November 4, 1963

NAACP Presents to the City Commission

This list was presented by the St. Augustine branch of the NAACP to the City Commission.

Letter from MLK to Marion Jordan

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Dr. King apologizes to Mrs. Marion Jordon and the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP for the lack of acknowledgment for their contribution to the Montgomery Improvement Association. He expresses appreciation for their support and provides a report of their total contributions.

Friday, May 4, 1956

Letter to Ms. Dora McDonald from Solomon Mendelson

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Mr. Solomon Mendelson informs the SCLC and Ms. Dora McDonald that CBS will not be televising Dr. King's "I have a Dream Speech."

Wednesday, January 17, 1968

Letter from Member of SCLC to James Harrison

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The letter's author encloses copies of recent checks made payable to the SCLC and contact information for individual and organizational contributors.

Wednesday, March 22, 1967

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