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Letter From Irving Neiman to MLK

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Irving Neiman offers his legal services to the SCLC for their work in the civil rights movement.

Monday, October 18, 1965

Letter from H. D. Everett to Dr. King

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A proposition letter expressing an economic idea to establish business enterprises owned and operated by negroes.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Letter from Jack Delano to MLK

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Jack Delano expresses how pleased the radio and television service of Puerto Rico is to learn that Dr. King has agreed to appear on their press interview program.

Tuesday, July 20, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Solomon Mendelson

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In this letter, Dora McDonald is responding to Solomon Mendelson. McDonald expresses her excitement that Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech will be televised.

Monday, January 8, 1968

Letter from Ram Aurangabadkar and Dinkar Sakrikar to MLK

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The Sarvajanik Kalyan Samiti society praises Dr. King for effectively using the method of "mass civil resistance" developed by Mahatma Gandhi. As a token of appreciation, the society would like to donate a bust of Mahatma Gandhi to be installed in a children's park in the United States. The society requests that Dr. King arrange the installment.

Tuesday, June 7, 1966

The Answer to a Perplexing Question

"Why Could Not We Cast Him Out?" is a chapter in Dr. King's book "Strength to Love." In this chapter, Dr. King discusses the methods in which man attempts to deal with evil in the world. Two methodologies are distinguished. The first concerns man's independent attempt to remove evil and the second stems from man's ideology of making God solely responsible for eliminating evil. Dr. King concludes that neither method is successful and that man has to find a medium between the two.

Highlander Reports: Black Power in Mississipi

In this newsletter, the writers speak about various issues concerning African Americans and their discrimination in politics.

Brunner & Niebuhr

Dr. King relates Swiss theologian Emil Brunner to American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in that they both argue that reason is for adjusting to the material world, and faith is for dealing with God.

Let's Be Human

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Long time civil rights agitator Harry Fleischman wrote this syndicated column for the American Jewish Committee's National Labor Service. Articles within the column took a humorous and often irreverent view of social and civil rights issues around the globe. Fleischman was also the national secretary of the Socialist Party USA from 1942-50.

Wednesday, March 1, 1967

Public Affairs Memorandum

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Vice President Humphrey is quoted as saying, "This is a pragmatic program - what's best is what works", in describing the Office of Economic Opportunity program. This public affairs memorandum details the efforts of the organization as it pertains to the anti-poverty movement.

Monday, December 27, 1965

Letter from Robert Hilborn to MLK

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Robert Hilborn, President of The Empire Club of Canada invites Dr. King to be honored as the guest speaker. Hillborn offers the option of two different dates.

Friday, January 15, 1965

Note Card Entitled Atheism

Atheism is cited from Sparrier in this note card.

Letter from Lars Andr. Larssen to MLK

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The Fredskontoret (Peace Bureau) of Norway invites Dr. King to speak in Oslo, with proceeds from the broadcast of his speech going towards the Civil Rights Movement.

Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Letter from George Lucas to MLK

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George Lucas writes Dr. King to follow-up on a telephone conversation confirming Dr. King's appearance in Dayton, Ohio. Lucas informs Dr. King that the event will take place at the Field House of the University of Dayton.

Wednesday, September 30, 1964

Letter from William F. Grant to MLK

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After being insulted by a solicitation from the SCLC, William Grant lectures Dr. King on the morality of his methods and strongly disfavors the work of several civil rights groups and the civil rights struggle as a whole.

Tuesday, July 6, 1965

New York Times Graphic: Minority Problems in White Collar Employment

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This graphic from The New York Times shows examples of demographic inequality in white collar jobs.

Sunday, January 21, 1968

Letter from Neil Sullivan to MLK

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In this letter, Superintendent of Schools Neil Sullivan writes about the complete integration of the Berkeley County Public Schools.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Letter from MLK to A. Phillip Randolph

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Dr. King writes A. Philip Randolph to acknowledge the need for future strategic planning in the civil rights movement.

Monday, April 13, 1964

Response letter from Dr. King regarding Mr. Altomerianos and Charles Evans Hughes High School

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Dr. King took the time to write to the faculty and students of Charles Evans Hughes High School, following his release from Harlem Hospital. In this thank you, he expressed sincere gratitude for the well wishes from the young students relayed to him during his illness. Furthermore, Dr. King acknowledged that the future would be in good hands with their involvement in the struggle for Brotherhood and Human Dignity.

Thursday, October 23, 1958

Telegram from Mrs. King to Canon L. John Collins

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Mrs. King confirms with Canon L. John Collins the dates of her visit to England.

Friday, January 3, 1969

Notecard Regarding God

In this handwritten notecard, Dr. King gives a description of God.

Letter from Maurice Mitchell to Neil Sullivan

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Mr. Mitchell discusses fundraising for SCLC's Chicago literacy project. HEW recently withdrew their support of the project, but Mitchell is optimistic about potential support from foundations and major donors.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

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This is a church program for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in early 1956. As Pastor, Dr. King gave a sermon on "Redirecting Our Missionary Zeal."

Sunday, January 22, 1956

Knox, John

Dr. King gives brief biographical information on John Knox.

John Scotus Eriugena

Dr. King quotes philosopher John Scotus Eriugena.

SCLC News Bulletin for November 1967

This November 1967 news bulletin published by the SCLC contains updates regarding progress of the Civil Rights Movement, excerpts from the President's Annual Report and financial facts for the organization's supporters.

Kierkegaard

Dr. King writes notes regarding Danish philosopher and theologian Doren Kierkegaard's views on ethics and religion.

Letter from MLK to Michelle Feinberg

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Dr. King responds to Michelle Feinberg, a special education student from Gary, Indiana. In the letter, Dr. King tells Michelle her letter meant a lot to him and she is fortunate to have a special teacher.

Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Race

Dr. King references quotations from George-Louis Leclerc (Comte de Buffon) and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck concerning the creation of racial identification.

Letter to MLK from A Friend of Justice and Democracy

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An anonymous individual writes Dr. King to declare that the Jewish people are responsible for the oppression of Negroes.

Tuesday, February 14, 1967

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