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Letter from MLK to Robert McDougal, Jr.

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Dr. King thanks Robert McDougal, Jr. for his contribution and support to SCLC and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Tuesday, December 14, 1965

Postcard from J. Mason

Mason requests that Dr. King focus more on black youth crime rates, orphan children and other charitable activities within the black community.

Telegram From the National Committee For Free Elections to MLK Regarding 1967 Sunflower County, Mississippi Elections

Dr. King requests a meeting with Attorney General William Ramsey Clark, to discuss the need for federal voting registrars to oversee upcoming elections in rural Mississippi counties. In these elections, Negroes will run as candidates for the first time in American history.

Letter from MLK to the United Presbyterian Church

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In this letter, Dr. King thanks Rev. Edward Williams for the support of the United Presbyterian Church Commission on Religion and Race. He encloses a receipt for $5000 for partial payment of a grant for the salary of Hosea Williams. Williams was National Program Director for SCLC from 1967 to 1969 and was arrested more than 125 times for his civil rights activism.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967

Letter from Harry Wachtel to MLK

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Mr. Wachtel, Dr. King's legal counsel, provides an update on pending matters regarding the American Foundation of Non-Violence.

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Letter from Ms. Joan Daves to MLK about a Publication

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In this letter Joan Daves requests Dr. King's input on his chapter, "Black Power." Daves also inquires as to which magazine to send the manuscript first and suggests first sending it to "Life" magazine.

Wednesday, February 15, 1967

Letter to MLK from Immaculate Heart College

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Sister Mary Williams, President of the Immaculate Heart College, congratulates Dr. King on behalf of her faculty and students on his selection to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Saturday, October 31, 1964

Letter from Dora McDonald to E. M. Bettenson

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Dr. King is visiting Newcastle, England to receive an honorary degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Ms. McDonald informs Mr. Bettenson of Dr. King's schedule and requirements so that the staff can prepare accordingly.

Wednesday, September 27, 1967

Statement for "Stride Toward Freedom"

This is a financial statement for Dr. King's book "Stride Towards Freedom".

Letter from MLK to Ralph Abernathy

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Dr. King sends notice to Ralph Abernathy about expenses relating to SCLC's phone bills and staff salaries.

Monday, February 8, 1960

Letter from John Conyers to MLK

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John Conyers, Congressman-Elect for the first district of Michigan, writes Dr. King seeking advice and endorsement for his campaign.

Monday, December 28, 1964

Modern Day Samson

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Radio Station WDIX in South Carolina broadcasts an editorial answering the question, "Why does the Negro attack his white neighbor?" Dr. King's book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community" serves as the primary reference, alluding to the discrimination reflected in the proportion of whites who would not support interracial relationship and any efforts of integration.

Wednesday, August 2, 1967

Letter from MLK to Elsa Wischkaemper McIntyre

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Dr. King writes Elsa McIntyre thanking her for her financial contribution to the SCLC. He also informs her of how her contribution will aid in the organization's work to fight discrimination.

Tuesday, November 12, 1963

Mars Lecture Series

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This 1958 program features Dr. King as guest lecturer for the Mars Lectures at Northwestern University.

Tuesday, April 15, 1958

Letter from Irv Kupcinet to MLK

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Irv Kupcinet, a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, encloses a copy of his special column including Dr. King's power quote on NBC's Meet the Press. The interview was in direct correlation to the riots that occured in many urban cities.

Monday, August 14, 1967

Telegram from James A. Dombrowski to Lindsay Almond Jr.

James A. Dombrowski urges J. Lindsay Almond to take a stand against segregation in the city of Lynchburg. This urgency emerged as a result of the jailing of six students who sitting-in at a local diner.

Executive Director's Report

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William A. Rutherford sends an informal report to the SCLC Executive Board in Washington, D.C. This is Rutherford's first report as an administrator of the organization and it purposes the ways in which the SCLC can better utilize, and apply, their resources.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Letter from MLK to Eliot Stadler

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Acknowledging receipt of a letter and a $1000 contribution to the SCLC, Dr. King sends his appreciation to Dr. Eliot Stadler. In closing, the Reverend expresses interest in meeting Stadler with regard to potential aid during the summer months.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

Letter from William Eerdmans, Jr. to MLK

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William. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company requests to reprint Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail" in a small booklet for wider circulation. Eerdmans, Jr. writes, "your words...are those of a Christian martyr and saint."

Saturday, June 15, 1963

Letter from Harold Franklin to MLK

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Harold Franklin expresses appreciation to Dr. King for granting him scholarship aid.

Saturday, May 2, 1964

Letter from Marsh Clark to Dora McDonald

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Acting Bureau Chief of Time Magazine, Marsh Clark encloses a Christmas gift for Dr. King's secretary Dora McDonald. Clark jokingly requests that Dr. King not have plane layovers in small towns with weird names.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963

Letter from Donald Prince to Mrs. King

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Donald Prince wrote this letter the day after Dr. King's assassination and addressed it to Mrs. King.

Friday, April 5, 1968

MLK Discusses Plans for the 1963 March on Washington

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While in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. King discloses his intentions for the upcoming March on Washington.

Wednesday, January 23, 1963

Royalty Statement from J. Campe to MLK Regarding Harper and Row

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J. Campe informs Dr. King of the deductions for his royalty check from Harper and Row.

Monday, April 10, 1967

MLK's Own Ticket to the SCLC Banquet

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Sometimes you buy your own ticket to your own show!

Friday, October 25, 1963

Telegram from A. G. Downing to MLK

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A. G. Downing, executive secretary of the Southern California Baptist Convention, congratulates Dr. King on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Monday, October 19, 1964

Essay on Walter Rauschenbusch

This essay exams Walter Rauschenbushch views on the relationship between the Church and Society.

Letter from Kerry Clayton to MLK 11/20/66

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Kerry Clayton informs Dr. King that she was asked to do a third grade report about his life. She also requested for Dr. King to send a picture to include in the report. Kerry Clayton was a resident of China Lake, California.

Sunday, November 20, 1966

Why We Chose Jail Rather Than Bail

Dr. King outlines eight principal reasons why he and others chose "jail rather than bail." One of the reasons was the idea to appeal to the conscience of their opponents.

SCLC Meeting Agenda

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This agenda for the Southern Leadership Conference meeting held on June 12, 1967, outlines the various speakers and their respective topics to be discussed.

Wednesday, June 6, 1962

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