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MLK Note

Dr. King writes a story about a father and son waiting for a train at New York's Grand Central Station. The son is headed to college in New England and the father gives the young man some simple, yet profound advice. "Bill, never forget who you are."

Knudson

Dr. King cites a publication by theologian Albert Knudson.

MLK Address to the United Neighborhood Houses of New York

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Dr. King addresses the United Neighborhood Houses of New York at the Biltmore Hotel. He focuses on the need to alter the ineffective, piecemeal manner in which the government tries to fight poverty by fighting its symptoms, and instead suggest that the government channel those funds into a new "guaranteed annual income" that will help turn non-producers into consumers. This rough draft of the speech contains Dr. King's handwritten revisions and additions.

Tuesday, December 6, 1966

Statement by MLK in San Francisco

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Dr. King gives an address in San Francisco regarding race relations, equality, and segregation. Dr. King charges people from all communities to unite so that hope can be created for others.

Tuesday, May 26, 1964

Letter from Tony Schrader to MLK

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Tony Schrader informs Dr. King that his college is sponsoring a primary on campus for Choice '68. Schrader requests "any free campaign materials or statements of policies of Dr. King."

Tuesday, April 2, 1968

Martin Luther King....At Communist Training School

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This advertisement printed in the Augusta Courier accuses Dr. King and several constituents of communist involvement.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Letter from Dean Florio to Mrs. King

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Dean Florio sends condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from Stacey McCloud to MLK

Stacey McCloud writes to Dr. King suggesting that he, Stokley Carmichael and others relocate to Africa and march.

Letter from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding The Critic in Chicago

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In this letter, Joan Daves informs Dr. King about the only magazine commitment to-date with The Critic in Chicago.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Letter Victoria Gist to MLK about a Speaking Engagement

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Mrs. Victoria Gist, State President of the Hospitality Group, requests that Dr. King speak at a banquet for the State Youth Congress. She provides transportation instructions and contact information.

Wednesday, June 16, 1965

Letter from Gregory Bergman to MLK

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Mr. Bergman asks if he could receive a copy of Dr. King's speech given at Riverside Church. He regarded the speech as "one of the great speeches of our time."

Monday, April 10, 1967

Affidavit of Theo R. Wright

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In an attempt to redirect the focus of Negro students in Birmingham, Superintendent Theo R. Wright presents a sworn affidavit detailing his responsibilities and plans to revitalize the educational direction of Birmingham Public Schools.

Friday, May 10, 1963

Testament by Martin A. Watkins

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Martin Watkins covers an array of topics in his expression of poems entitled "Testament." With great admiration, Watkins presents this book of poetry to Dr. King. In the preface, Watkins explains his purpose of publishing these poems during the Korean War. He further elaborates on his admiration of the Negro, his preoccupation with death, and the identification with Christ.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967

Letter from Malcolm R. La Place II to MLK

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Malcolm La Place of WMAL TV News writes Dr. King regarding his address to the Capital Press Club. He hopes to arrange a videotape session as well.

Sunday, March 17, 1963

Letter from Mr. Stephen Benedict to MLK

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In this letter Mr. Benedict is writing on behalf of Mrs. Ann R. Pierson to notify Dr. King of her contribution to the American Foundation on Nonviolence.

Tuesday, November 28, 1967

Letter from Yolinda Pelmore to MLK

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Yolinda Pelmore, a young student, asks Dr. King how he became famous. The reading theme for her class prompted her to write.

Friday, December 8, 1967

Existentialism

Dr. King outlines concepts of existentialism as viewed through the doctrine of French existentialist writer Jean Paul Sartre.

Examination for MLK Class

This document contains examination questions for Dr. King's class. Dr. King taught a class at Morehouse College briefly in the early 1960s.

Letter From Jane Hall to MLK

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Jane Hall writes Dr. King suggesting that there be a focus on equitable representation of the negro in television advertising in order to attain "maximum quality and quantity" of integration.

Friday, February 9, 1968

Trent, Canons and Decrees of the Council of

Dr. King records some thoughts on the Decrees of the Council of Trent regarding the Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation.

Letter from Marc Pilisuk to MLK

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Marc Pilisuk, Associate Professor of Administrative Science and Psychology at Purdue University, requests Dr. King's permission to reprint the book "The Triple Revolution."

Thursday, June 22, 1967

Letter from Congressman William Ryan to MLK

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Congressman William Ryan gives Dr. King an update regarding the pending 1965 Voting Rights Act that is still under debate in Congress. Ryan, a staunch supporter of the bill, mentions his persistent efforts to keep the legislation from being blocked by adversaries.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Letter from L. K. Jackson to MLK

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Reverend L. K. Jackson commends Dr. King on his ongoing efforts in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, January 22, 1963

Housing Plan at Gadsden Is Upheld

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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Negroes in Gadsden, Alabama who wanted to stop urban redevelopment plan which would segregate the Negroes.

Thursday, October 11, 1962

Letter from High School Student Jeanne Adams to MLK

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Joanne Adams, a student from Central High School, writes Dr. King to voice her support for what he is doing for negro citizens in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

1965 Human Rights Day Flyer

This flyer advertises a rally to benefit South African victims of apartheid.

Letter from Susan Agrest to MLK

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Susan Agrest of Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. requests Dr. King's permission to reprint "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" in a book that will be published.

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Toynbee

Dr. King quotes British historian Arnold J. Toynbee from his work "A Study of History."

Telegram from the James A. Bailey Family to MLK

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The James A. Bailey family offers its prayers for Dr. King's recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Letter from MLK to Mr. Watts

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Watts for taking the time to express his support for King's efforts.

Monday, January 15, 1968

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