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Letter from Harry Wachtel to Abram Heschel

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Harry Wachtel, legal counsel to Dr. King, expresses his gratitude to leading Jewish theologian Rabbi Heschel for his great works.

Friday, March 29, 1968

Interracial Review: A Journal for Christian Democracy

Telegram from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. to MLK

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. requests the presence of Dr. King to serve on a panel discussing Title VII and Equal Employment. The Department of Labor event also included civil rights lumaniaries such as A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, James Farmer and Whitney Young. Roosevelt, fifth child of the late president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, served as the Chairman of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from May 26, 1965 to May 11, 1966.

Telegram from Dover Beale and Theodore Patterson to MLK

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Dover Beale and Theodore Patterson send well wishes and hopes for a full recovery to Dr. King.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Letter from Maurice A. Dawkins to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Dawkins informs Dr. King that the Summer Community Organization and Political Education, S.C.O.P.E., stands to benefit from the involvement of the VISTA organization.

Saturday, June 5, 1965

Art

Dr. King describes art as "alleviating the ills of life."

Religion (Its Inescapableness)

Dr. King quotes Nels F. S. Ferre's "Faith and Reason" on religion as the "inescapable" bind between us and the universe.

Meet the Press Interview with Roy Wilkins and MLK

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This document is a transcript of NBC’s “Meet the Press” televised press conference with Dr. King and Roy Wilkins. The program is moderated by Ned Brooks. Frank Van Der Linden, Robert MacNeil, Richard Wilson, and Lawrence Spivak are panelists. Some of the topics covered are the goals of the March on Washington, a concern about whether the Civil Rights Movement is pushing too hard, and past political affiliations of Bayard Rustin.

Sunday, August 25, 1963

Holiday Card from Julius and Gloria

This holiday card was sent in good wishes for the recipient from a Julius and Gloria.

Descartes

Dr. King quotes Rene Descartes' discovery of his famous principle. The idea, "I think, therefore I am," Descartes says, is essential, irrefutable and fitting to be the first principle of his philosophy.

Letter from Anton Marguleas to MLK

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Anton Marguleas, of the Paramount Export Company, writes Dr. King to express his views on democracy and human rights.

Tuesday, August 30, 1966

In a Word- Now

This is a draft of the article "In a Word-Now" written by Dr. King. It was published in the New York Times on September 29, 1963.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rennie Kiah

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Dr. King and Dora McDonald express their gratitude for Mr. Rennie L. Kiah's suggestions. Mr. Kiah brings awareness to Dr. King about the "unkempt" property owned by the City of Atlanta. Dr. King attempts to contact the City Manager to clean up the property that is next to Ebenezer Church.

Friday, July 29, 1966

Letter from MLK to Sammy Davis Jr.

In this handwritten telegram draft, Dr. King informs Sammy Davis Jr. that his concerts in Chicago will not interfere with the movement. Dr. King goes on to suggest that one of Sammy Davis Jr.'s concerts be a benefit show for the Chicago Freedom Movement.

Letter from MLK to J. E. L. Graham

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Dr. King informs Mr. Graham that he is unable to accept an invitation to speak in Ontario extended by the Hamilton Branch of the United Nations. He further explains that this decision is necessary in order to spend more time resolving racial injustice issues in our country.

Thursday, September 15, 1966

Beyond the Los Angeles Riots

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Dr. King discusses the legacy of the Los Angeles riots in nonviolent protest. A decade after the Montgomery Civil Rights demonstrations, Dr. King speaks to the improvement of Southern African Americans' lives and the degradation of Northern African Americans' situations.

Saturday, November 13, 1965

Letter from James T. Hale to MLK

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Morehouse alumnus James T. Hale invites Dr. King to speak to the community in Clarksville, Tennessee. He expresses how the majority of the community has not had the opportunity to hear Dr. King speak and asks that Dr. King provide a possible date.

Tuesday, September 22, 1964

Letter from Dr. Herzl Ragins to MLK

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Dr. Herzl Ragins writes to Dr. King, denouncing him because of his support for Adam Clayton Powell.

Wednesday, March 1, 1967

SCLC Mail Log: February 28, 1968

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This mail log exemplifies the large quantity of correspondence that the SCLC received daily, as well as the method that they devised to deal with it. The mail log for this day shows a variety of types of correspondence, including invitations, invoices, contributions, and personal letters from friends and colleagues.

Wednesday, February 28, 1968

Letter from Elbert Ransom Jr. to MLK

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In this letter from Mr. Ransom to Dr. King the former welcomes Dr. King to "our complexed [sic] city." The author also expresses nostalgia for previous shared experiences and his hopes for the future of the movement.

Friday, March 18, 1966

Letter from Wheeler B. Glenn to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. about Moral and Financial Support

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Wheeler B. Glenn offer his moral and financial support to Dr. King while commenting on the war in Vietnam.

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Letter from Silvio O. Conte to MLK

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Representative Silvio Conte informs Dr. King that he received Dr. King's letter pertaining to the petition for home-rule of Washington D.C. Conte asserts that he is a strong advocate for home-rule of the district.

Tuesday, August 24, 1965

Autograph Request

German citizen, Reinhold Kohl, requests an autograph of Dr. King for his collection.

Letter from Abe Feinglass to MLK

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Abe Feinglass, International Vice-President of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, requests that Dr. King review and comment on the organization's pamphlets.

Tuesday, July 21, 1964

Aristotle

Dr. King cites Aristotle's ideas regarding matter and form.

Letter from Mrs. Ruth Spencer to MLK

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Mrs. Spencer shares her belief that "the Negro problem and the Vietnamese War are part of the same problem," though often concealed by news media propaganda. She expresses her gratitude towards Dr. King for his nonviolent philosophy and offers her financial support.

Sunday, August 27, 1967

Letter from E. H. Williams to MLK

E. H. Williams writes to tell Dr. King of the great job he is doing speaking out on the Vietnam War.

The Social Organization of Nonviolence

Dr. King breaks down the structure of a nonviolent movement. He describes at length the difference between "token" integration and true integration. He describes three types of violence that could be used to achieve integration to which he prefers the "wholesome," nonviolent choice. Lastly, Dr. King gives his opinion on the "evils" of war.

Letter from Pennsylvania State University to Dora McDonald

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Nina C. Brown writes Dora McDonald on behalf of Pennsylvania State University to thank her for arranging Dr. King's trip to the school.

Friday, January 22, 1965

Letter from Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner to MLK

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Democratic Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner asks Dr. King to help with a project that will commemorate the 200th anniversary of US independence. Weltner requests that Dr. King write a letter in which he discusses the problems that democracy will face in the coming decade. Weltner also encloses a related document entitled, "A Proposal for the Formation of a Committee of Correspondence."

Thursday, August 25, 1966

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