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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

Letter from Wyatt Tee Walker to Eugene Cook

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Wyatt Tee Walker writes a letter to Attorney General Cook to clarify their previous conversation. Mr. Walker addressed multiple issues that they had a misunderstanding about. He then tells Attorney General Cook to provide his office with a list of any questions. Lastly, he informs Attorney General Cook that he is releasing the text of this letter to the news media.

Friday, August 16, 1963

Telegram from Dora McDonald to C. I. C. Bosanquet

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Dora McDonald informs C. I. C. Bosanquet, the Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, of Dr. King's upcoming arrival to the university and regrets his inability to stay longer.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Letter from MLK to Mr. Jack Delano

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Dr. King accepts Mr. Delano's invitation to appear for an hour on WIPR-TV during his visit to Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, July 6, 1965

Letter from Congressman Emanuel Celler to MLK

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Democratic New York Congressman Emanuel Celler thanks Dr. King for the telegram regarding the passage of the 1964 civil rights bill by the House of Representatives. Celler also remarks that Dr. King's service contributed to the passage of the bill.

Wednesday, February 19, 1964

Photograph of MLK

Guenther Jacobs from Germany sends Dr. King a photo for him to autograph.

Letter from George Fedak to Mrs. King

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George Fedak writes Mrs. King to express his sympathy for Dr. King's death.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from Jacob Javits to MLK

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Senator Jacob Javits expresses his gratitude for an inscribed book that Dr. King sent him.

Wednesday, May 13, 1964

Letter from MLK to Dr. William H. Allen regarding kind letter

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Dr. King sent this thank you letter to Dr. William Allen for the prayers and well wishes expressed to Dr. King, as he recovered from a nearly fatal stabbing in Harlem in 1958. He also conveyed to Dr. Allen that he had been making great progress in his health and anticipated rejoining those working hard in the fight for equality.

Tuesday, October 15, 1968

Man (His Split Personality)

Dr. King quotes St. Augustine’s “Confessions.”

Notecard on the Definition of Time

On this notecard, Dr. King explores the meaning of "Time" according to modern physics and philosophy. This is an example of one of the many notecards Dr. King kept in a cardboard filing box for reference to quotations, ideas, books, and other publications, definitions, and bible verses.

Letter from Ruth Wood to MLK

Ruth Wood of Virginia offers her gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. King for their efforts in search of a better society. Mrs. Wood also expresses her pleasure at attending Ebenezer Baptist Church and intends to attend the upcoming SCLC meeting.

Letter from Harry Wachtel to David Hunter

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AFON received a grant of $60,000 from the Stern Family Fund. Mr. Wachtel offers Mr. Hunter a report of progress and invites him to a conference concerning the grant.

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Get Well Card for MLK

A Get Well card for Dr. King from Deedie and Debbie Alexander.

Letter to Twelve Southern Governors

Dr. King addresses twelve southern governors regarding the urgency of a unification between the Negro community and government leaders. Dr. King requests a meeting between the governors and himself to address and resolve their issues concerning race relations.

Letter from H. W. Brown to MLK

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H. W. Brown, a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church and proponent of Bahamas' Progressive Liberal Party, writes to Dr. King, asking him to be their honored speaker at a pre-election rally. Brown asks if Dr. King would also deliver the sermon at his church the morning of the rally.

Wednesday, October 24, 1962

Letter from Werner Kelber to MLK

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German native and theological student Werner Kelber writes Dr. King expressing his discontent with the race relations in the Deep South. He compares the attitudes in the Deep South to those under Nazi Germany. Werner also explains that he would like to write his master's thesis on the movement and would value Dr. King's feedback.

Wednesday, August 22, 1962

The Sound of Freedom

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The Greater Philadelphia Citizens Committee is having an event with Dr. King as their guest speaker and special musical performances by artist such as Mahalia Jackson.

Wednesday, October 7, 1964

Letter from MLK to Mr. Herman Strase

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Dr. King expresses appreciation for Mr. Strase position on justice for all. More specifically, he praises Strase for his written sentiments concerning apartheid policies of the Union of South Africa government.

Thursday, October 28, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to William R. Cummings

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Dora McDonald writes William Cummings to inform him that Dr. King is in jail at the moment and the date of his return is difficult to determine. She explains that he will eventually be happy to learn of Mr. Cummings' invitation, but unfortunately his schedule will permit his attendance.

Monday, December 18, 1961

Letter to MLK from Rev. A.D. King

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Dr. King's brother, Rev. A.D. Williams King, wrote this letter to Dr. King, thanking him for his participation, at the First Baptist Church Installation Services in Birmingham.

Monday, April 2, 1962

Telegram from the Students Union of Aarus University to MLK

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The Students Union of Aarus University congratulates Dr. King for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Friday, October 16, 1964

"One Solitary Life"

The document, shown here, contains a narrative describing Jesus, entitled "One Solitary Life." Dr. King would use this narrative, in one of his last and most famous sermons "The Drum Major Instinct." The sermon was delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, February 4, 1968, exactly two months before his untimely assassination.

Letter from Edward Thacker to MLK

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Edward Thacker, former State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for Arkansas, expresses his disagreement with Dr. King's views on the Vietnam War. Thacker also contends that the eradication of poverty is an unrealistic goal.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Letter to MLK from C. Linski

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This letter from Mr. C. Linski, invites Dr. King to work on the project for a shopping mall in Calumet City IL. The goal would be for the shops to hire 50% Negroes through the "Operation Employment for Negroes".

Tuesday, February 15, 1966

Arnobius

Dr. King gives information on fourth century teacher, Arnobius and his conversion to Christianity.

Chicago Freedom Rally

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This document reflects an informational flyer regarding the Chicago Freedom Rally which promotes integration.

Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Social Justice in Modern Society

In the following document, Dr. King comments on the "social stagnation" of the world, despite impressive advances in science and technology. He believes that without moral character and social justice, civilization will self-destruct.

Class Notes

Dr. King references several biblical scriptures regarding topics of ethics, knowledge, man, sin and God.

Humanism

Dr. King quotes Algernon Charles Swinburne's "Hymn of Man" and William Ernest Henley's "Invictus" as representative of humanist thought.

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