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Letter from Joan Daves to Stuart Harris Concerning bill from Waldorf-Astoria

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This letter is in reference to a bill from the Waldorf Astoria for expenses due to Dr. and Mrs. King's stay, allowing Dr.King to be available for the Today Show and the World at Ten program.

Monday, July 20, 1964

Letter from Emily Ann Fortson to MLK

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Emily Fortson, of Concreta Tours, informs Dr. King of the developing proposal related to his upcoming Holy Land Pilgrimage.

Wednesday, June 29, 1966

Letter from Richard V. Moore to MLK

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Mr. Richard Moore invites Dr. King to speak at the Baccalaureate Commencement of Bethune-Cookman College in Florida.

Tuesday, June 12, 1962

Oppositional Letter to MLK

A critic of Dr. King advises him to help his supporters purchase birth control instead of focusing on civil rights.

Letter from E. R. Boynton to SCLC

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Mr. Boynton inquires about a financial contribution to the Southern Christian Leadership Fund for which he has not received a receipt.

Monday, March 18, 1968

Appeal for Brotherhood to the City of Birmingham

On behalf of the Southern Alabama Movement for Human Rights and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, C. T. Vivian writes this appeal in the "spirit of nonviolent love" to the citizens of Birmingham. His purpose is to awaken conscientiousness and gain their support in creating brotherhood and a better city.

The Atlanta Board of Education

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The Atlanta Board of Education neglects to solve educational issues in the Negro community. There are protests and demonstrations from those who object to the disdain of action. Julian Bond purposes a course of action designed to educate, convince, and force action from the board.

Friday, September 15, 1967

Letter from Nancy Keppy to MLK

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Nancy Keppy, a high school student from Alabama, asks Dr. King to share his thoughts on integration and segregation.

Wednesday, January 31, 1962

Progress Report from Robert L. Green to SCLC Staff

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Mr. Green sends this report to the SCLC staff concerning the Chicago Adult Education Project (CAEP). He writes of the problems and difficulties concerning black communities such as Lawndale, Illinois. He then goes on to describe what the major objective is and how the CAEP can help communities, like those in Lawndale. He proposes "to develop basic, needed educational tools to improve reading, writing, consumer and personal budget skills, and to provide the project with job-seeking skills."

Tuesday, September 12, 1967

Love and Forgiveness

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This is a speech entitled "Love and Forgiveness" that Dr. King delivered at the American Baptist Convention meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jesus Christ and segregation serve as the major topics for this speech. Dr. King makes the compelling statements that "Jesus decided to meet hate with love," and that "segregation is still the Negro's burden and America's shame."

Tuesday, May 5, 1964

Foreword of "The Power of Nonviolence"

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This is a copy of a foreword written by Dr. King to Richard Gregg's "The Power of Nonviolence."

Thursday, January 1, 1959

Letter from T. Jansma of the Dutch Baptist Union to MLK

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T. Jansma, General Secretary of the Dutch Baptist Union, asks Dr. King to deliver a speech to Baptists in Amsterdam while he is in the city to receive an honorary degree.

Friday, September 10, 1965

Letter from MLK to Bishop Randolph Clairborne

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Dr. King expresses his deep appreciation to Bishop Randolph Clairborne for his contribution to a dinner held in King's honor. The City of Atlanta sponsored a dinner for Dr. King in honor of his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Monday, March 15, 1965

Article Concerning Race Relation in Mississippi

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In this article the author, Scott B. Smith, highlights two Civil Rights Workers who were recently released from prison in Madison county, Mississippi. Mr. Smith discusses the role of race in legal procedures and the community.

Monday, March 23, 1964

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Auguste Sabatier's "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion Based on Psychology and History."

The Mainichi Newspaper to MLK

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Aoki Shigeru, General Manager of The Mainichi Newspaper's Washington Bureau, requests an interview with Dr. King regarding the ending of the Vietnam War.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Letter from MLK to Reverend Arthur McDonald

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Dr. King writes Reverend Arthur McDonald expressing appreciation for his presence in Albany. He also shares with Reverend Arthur how the non-violent battle in Albany is slowly fading yet the fight for equality is not over.

Tuesday, October 9, 1962

Financial Report of SCLC

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This document is the SCLC's summary of income and disbursements for the fiscal period of May 15-19, 1967.

Friday, May 19, 1967

Letter from MLK to Harry Belafonte

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Dr. King writes Harry Belafonte to discuss the date, time, and occasion for the March on Washington. Dr. King also expresses his desire for Belafonte to be present.

Tuesday, July 23, 1963

SCLC 10th Anniversary Advertisement Order Form

This letter serves as an order form for advertisement in a booklet commemorating the SCLC's ten-year anniversary.

Faith in Man

Dr. King discusses people's general lack of faith in man. He asserts that because of Christianity one can have faith in man because "man's plight is never so low that he can't do better."

Letter from MLK to Mr. A. Fouche

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Dr. King expresses appreciation for Mr. Fouche's hospitality during his visit to the Bay Area.

Wednesday, February 6, 1963

Letter from Fred Gardner to MLK

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Mr. Gardner believes that Dr. King is responsible for the acts of violence displayed by the Negros in Chicago. He states that as a man of the cloth, Dr. King should be more concerned with convincing Negros to "go back to where they came from."

Tuesday, August 9, 1966

Letter from Rabbi Aaron Decter to MLK

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Rabbi Aaron Decter congratulates Dr. King on his demonstration in Montgomery and invites Dr. King to a dinner.

Thursday, April 1, 1965

Letter from MLK to Lillian Robertson

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Dr. King apologizes for his late reply to Lillian Robertson of the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship, a division of the American Baptist Convention. He informs Mrs. Robertson that he will be preaching for the American Baptist Convention as a whole, so he will be unable to speak to the Fellowship in a smaller setting.

Friday, February 28, 1964

Get Well Letter from William H. Allen, M.D.

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William H. Allen, M.D. sent this letter to Dr. King expressing sympathy to Dr. King, for his nearly fatal stabbing. Dr. Allen, further into the letter, encouraged Dr. King to continue to pray in order to eliminate evil in the world and hoped he will remain protected to continue his mission for freedom.

Tuesday, September 30, 1958

Letter of Condolence to Mrs. King and Children from Nagarajan and Family

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Dr. G. Nagarajan, a professor at Allen University in South Carolina, sent Mrs. King this letter to express sympathy following the death of Dr. King. The content of the letter compared Dr. King's philosophy and cause to Gandhi.

Wednesday, April 10, 1968

Telegram from King Children to Master Billy Watchel

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The King children thank Billy Wachtel for the Christmas gifts he sent to them.

Thursday, January 2, 1969

Symbolism and the Cross

Dr. King records notes on symbolism as the expression of spiritual truths.

Letter from Wilson Woodbeck to MLK

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Mr. Woodbeck invites Dr. King to be an honorary member of the National Association of Negro Musicians. For Dr. King’s review, several letters are enclosed complimenting the organization on their work and contribution to society.

Saturday, November 18, 1967

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