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Letter from Donell Taylor to MLK

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The author of this document writes to Dr. King offering support to the continued fight for civil rights. The author states Dr. King "can't fail for God is [his] commanding general."

Tuesday, February 8, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dr. Edward A. Jones

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Dora McDonald writes Dr. Edward Jones to thank him for translating the letter from Mr. Wasalu for Dr. King.

Tuesday, April 16, 1963

Schleiermacher (Religion More Than Dogma)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion.” The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rev. A. Dale Fiers

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Miss McDonald confirms that Dr. King will speak in Dallas at a meeting organized by the Assembly of Christian Churches. She also requests details about the speaking engagement and encloses a biographical sketch and photograph.

Friday, September 10, 1965

Biographical Sketches of Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

These are biographical sketches of various leaders who were involved in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedoms. These distinguished individuals were involved in organizations that focused on equality and nonviolence.

Letter from an Asylum Inmate to MLK Seeking Assistance

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Paul Douglas Ware, an untried inmate, requests Dr. King's "understanding, moral support, and possible assistance." Mr. Ware informs Dr. King of detailed information regarding his unjust treatment, his personal life, his present state of mind and most importantly his desire to have a stronger bond with "his own people."

Monday, May 29, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to Arvella Gray

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Dora McDonald acknowledges receipt of items sent by Arvella Gray. She ensures Mr. Gray that Dr. King will be made aware of the gifts upon his return from Birmingham.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Life (Poem)

Dr. King writes down part of playwright and composer Sir Noël Coward’s song “Twentieth Century Blues.”

Letter from MLK to Jesse W. Furlow

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Dr. King disagrees with Mr. Furlow's theory that "we are the victims of a Catholic conspiracy."

Wednesday, July 12, 1967

Letter from MLK to Alice Sargent

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Dr. King responds to an invitation to speak at Temple University from the Assistant Director of Student Activities. He states that he enjoys speaking with college and university students, he gracefully declines the invitation due to his civil rights commitments in the South. He also addresses Mrs. Sargent's question presented in her letter regarding the role Temple University can play in the Civil Rights Movement. He tells her that Rev. C.T. Vivian, Dr.

Tuesday, November 26, 1963

Letter from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding the "Times"

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Joan Daves, Dr. King's literary agent, provided a detailed advertisement schedule for his latest book "Why We Can't Wait." Advertisements appeared in the Times, Harper, The Atlantic, Christian Herald and the Christian Century to name a few.

Tuesday, June 9, 1964

Letter from "The Nation" to MLK

"The Nation" sends Dr. King payment for his article, "Let Justice Roll Down." The article was published in the March 15, 1965 edition of the publication.

Special Message to the Members of Congress

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In this letter, John Doyle Elliott, a national pension lobbyist, informs members of congress what he feels can end the loss of income. According to this letter, attached was the Pay-As-You-Go Social Security and Prosperity Insurance Act.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Letter from Henry Hart Rice to MLK

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Henry Hart Rice sends Dr. King a contribution to express his support for the work of the SCLC.

Monday, June 5, 1967

"A Knock At Midnight"

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This is a draft of the sermon Dr. King wrote comparing a story from the Bible in St. Luke to the struggle to obtain equality and civil rights.

Sunday, August 9, 1964

Erasmus

Dr. King writes about Erasmus, a Dutch scholar, who lived during the Reformation period.

Black Marches and White Hysteria

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This editorial by WBBM-TV in Chicago, a CBS station, highlights recent civil rights marches and the corresponding white hysteria. Carter Davidson, editorial director, discusses the marches and the middle-class citizens who displayed Nazi swastikas in response.

Monday, August 15, 1966

Letter from Durand R. Kinloch to MLK

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Supporter Durand Kinloch describes himself as "an average white graduate student" with two children who wants to continue to support Dr. King's fight for civil rights. He stresses that love and nonviolence are needed more than ever as he witnesses a resurgence of hate in 1967.

Friday, August 4, 1967

Peace

Dr. King writes on the topic of peace.

Letter from John Lewis to MLK

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John Lewis relays his appreciation for the advanced copy of Dr. King's book "Why We Can't Wait."

Friday, May 15, 1964

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK Regarding "Why We Can't Wait"

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In this letter dated June 3, 1964, Joan Daves sends Dr. King two copies of his contract for for his book entitled "Why We Can't Wait". The terms for the German edition of "Why We Can't Wait" have already been cleared.

Wednesday, June 3, 1964

Letter from Mrs. A. P. Boynton to MLK

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Mrs. A.P, Boynton, chairman of the Dallas County Voters League, informs Dr. King of unjust treatment towards colored women employed at Dunn's Rest Home. Due to physical abuse from the rest home's owner Charles E. Dunn, many of the women left. The Dallas County Voters League also requests a sewing machine from Dr. King to assist the women with "gainful employment."

Saturday, November 30, 1963

Letter from Illustrated World Encyclopedia to Dora McDonald

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Bobley asks Ms. McDonald if Dr. King will allow a reprint of one of his articles to be published in the Illustrated World Encyclopedia in lieu of King writing a new piece.

Tuesday, November 28, 1967

Richard Parrish and Daniel H. Watts Press Release on William Worthy Passport Case

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This news release announces plans to picket the American Jewish Congress Award Banquet held for Attorney General Robert Kennedy at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Attorney General is to receive an award "for advancing human freedom."

Monday, October 22, 1962

Letter from MLK to Thomas R. Jones

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Dr. King thanks the Honorable Thomas R. Jones for his financial and moral support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Monday, July 29, 1963

Freedom

Dr. King writes on the topic of "freedom," according to Jeremiah 1:5.

Letter from Mrs. Zabelle Tourian to MLK

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Zabelle Tourian expresses her support for Dr. King, relaying several short statements regarding famous African American persons of recent history.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK

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Dr. Mays requests the help of Dr. King and several other ministers to promote theological education among Baptist parishioners.

Wednesday, November 28, 1962

Letter from Joyce Armstrong to MLK

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Joyce Armstrong of Detroit, Michigan expresses concern regarding segregation and equality in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

American Clergymen's Committee for Vietnamese War Relief

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The American Clergymen's Committee for Vietnamese War Relief requests that Dr. King join them in sending medical supplies to North Vietnam. They also explain the difficulties they are receiving from the government to obtain a Treasury Department License which would enable them to assist in the war relief. Lastly, the committee informs Dr. King of how other churches have made generous contributions to help with relief for the Vietnam War.

Monday, December 4, 1967

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