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Telegram from Dorothy Height to MLK

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Dorothy Height, President of the National Council of Negro Women, sends Dr. King well wishes.

Saturday, December 5, 1964

Letter from Hazel Gregory to MLK

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Hazel Gregory, on behalf of the Montgomery Improvement Association, asks Dr. King about transportation to the March on Washington. She also commends him on his recent article published in "Ebony." Dr. King was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association from 1955 to 1960. The organization was founded after the arrest of Rosa Parks, which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Friday, July 19, 1963

Letter from Richard Bennett to MLK

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Richard Bennett requests a letter of greeting from Dr. King to be read at the Minnesota Federation of Teachers Educational Conference.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

Letter from James A. Farmer to MLK

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Mr. Farmer thanks Dr. King on behalf of the Riverside Church for being their guest speaker. He tells Dr. King of the positive reaction that he received on his sermon.

Wednesday, August 11, 1965

Vote No on State Question 409 – Oklahoma NAACP

Dr. King and other civil rights leaders state their opinions regarding ballot question 409, the "right to work" law. All of the civil rights leaders encourage Negro readers to vote against passing his law because it will not benefit the Negro worker.

Comment On Proposed Resolution: Ending Racism in the Democratic Party

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On October 9th, 1964, the Democratic National Convention adopted a resolution ending racial discrimination in Party membership.

Friday, October 9, 1964

Letter from Barbara Austin to SCLC

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Mrs. Austin writes the SCLC concerning Dr. King's views on Vietnam. She encloses a contribution to the organization because of Dr. King's courage to speak out against the war.

Monday, June 26, 1967

How Much Head Start for Mississippi's Children?

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Kay Longcope describes the current status of the Child Development Group of Mississippi following the decision to pull funding for the program made by the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Tuesday, November 1, 1966

Letter from Burt Nelson and Hilda Nelson to MLK

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Burt and Hilda Nelson write Dr. King requesting five copies of his address of April 5, 1967.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

The Significant Contributions of Jeremiah to Religious Thought

These handwritten notes appear to be a draft of the essay "The Significant Contributions of Jeremiah to Religious Thought." Dr. King wrote this for James Bennett Pritchard's class on the Old Testament at Crozer Theological Seminary. Circa September 14, 1948 - November 24, 1948. The actual essay is in the King Archive at Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Freud

Dr. King draws an analogy between Columbus and Dr. Sigmund Freud in that each discovered a "continent."

Letter from Lucy Melhuish to MLK

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Lucy A. Melhuish requests Dr. King's assistance in acquiring copies of speeches from the Poor People's March on Washington. Ms. Melhuish is a graduate student working on her doctorate degree at California State College.

Thursday, March 21, 1968

National Student Christian Federation Bulletin

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The National Student Christian Federation released several bulletins and informational letters regarding the student demonstrations in the 1960s. Herluf Jensen, General Secretary of the NSCF, provides readers with the progress of different trials related to the movement, arrest statistics and institutions involved. Obtaining strong civil rights legislation through Congress is discussed as well.

Monday, February 29, 1960

Letter from MLK to Rev. C. B. Wilson

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Dr. King conveys gratitude to Rev. C. B. Wilson of Southern Baptist Church for a contribution to SCLC. King explains the increasing expenses of the Civil Rights Movement at a time when liberals are redirecting their attention to the peace issue.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

Letter from Reverend Robert Jacoby to MLK

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Reverend Robert Jacoby informs Dr. King that his Letter From Birmingham Jail was used in the Sunday worship service sermon.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Letter from Ernest Evans to MLK about Help

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Ernest Evans is writing to Dr. King asking him to come by his home while he is visiting Chicago. Evans discusses the problems of his living conditions and the increase in the cost of living. He hopes that Dr. King will be able to bring about positive change for the community.

Wednesday, February 23, 1966

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to Isaiah 31:3.

Letter from MLK to Madame Bouwman

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Dr. King expresses his gratitude to Madame Bouwman for the enjoyable interview conducted in Holland. Dr. King states he will be returning to Holland in July of 1966 and would be interested in meeting again.

Wednesday, April 20, 1966

Response Letter from Dr. King to Irene Kohlmeyer

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Dr. King is responding to Iren Kohlmeyer's request to rebroadcast the transcripiton of the address at John Hopkins University. Dr. King gladly informs Kohlmeyer that permission is granted to do the rebroadcast.

Tuesday, December 13, 1966

Telegram from MLK to Senator Robert Kennedy

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Dr. King requests that Senator Robert Kennedy initiate an investigation into complaints about the actions of police during demonstrations in Petersburg, Virginia.

Monday, March 18, 1963

Letter from Faye Drake to MLK

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Fay Drake of the Youth Department of the St. John Evangelist Baptist Church invites Dr. King to the church's Negro History Week celebration.

Friday, January 29, 1965

Letter from Helen Harrington to MLK with Poems

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Helen Harrington writes to Dr. King to offer him the use of her poems in his writing and speeches. The poems, attached, are entitled 'Color Book,' 'Viet Nam,' and 'Two Prisons.' In a post script, Harrington urges Dr. King to run for president on an independent ticket, provided a peace candidate is not nominated by the Republican or Democratic parties, adding that she wants no more of President Johnson.

Thursday, February 8, 1968

Letter from Stephen Goodyear to MLK

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Stephen Goodyear expresses appreciation for an inscribed copy of "Where Do We Go From Here?", as well as his enthusiasm regarding Dr. King's attendance at the National Conference for New Politics.

Friday, July 14, 1967

Telegram from Charles Pincjard to MLK

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Charles Pincjard writes Dr. King to confirm the date for a the WMPP Awards Brunch.

Tuesday, April 2, 1968

Invitation Program to the 1966 Upper Room Citation

The following document is an invitation program from the Rev. Dr. Manning and the Upper Room inviting guests to attend the 1966 Upper Room Citation at the Grand Ballroom, London Hilton Hotel in London, England.

Letter from Reverend C. William Billingslea to MLK

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Reverend C. William Billingslea notifies Dr. King that the Northern Christian Leadership Conference wants to assist the movement through mass rallies, speeches, fund-raising, etc. Reverend Billingslea also asks Dr. King to provide a Freedom Fighter to come and speak to the organization.

Tuesday, July 24, 1962

Telegram from SCLC to Ella Mae Moton

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Staff of the SCLC and Citizenship Education Program inform Ella Mae Moton that her expenses for the trip to Georgia will be taken care of.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Telegram from Planned Parenthood to MLK

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Medora Bass, Planned Parenthood President, asks Dr. King for a response to an invitation to speak at the organization's upcoming annual luncheon.

Saturday, June 11, 1966

Letter from Gitta Gossman to MLK

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The document references earnings from Dr. King's books "Strength to Love" and "Stride Toward Freedom."

Wednesday, March 24, 1965

Telegram from MLK to US Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach

Dr. King asks Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach for an investigation of voter irregularities in the Georgia Democratic primary election.

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