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Letter from MLK to Otto Fuerbringer of Time Magazine

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Dora McDonald writes Otto Fuerbringer of Time Magazine to inquire about photos of Dr. King to be used for publication. The photos would be compiled for Dr. King's personal collection.

Thursday, January 16, 1964

The Miami Herald: Who Threw the Bomb?

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In this newspaper clipping, "Washington Post" columnist Charles Morgan Jr. argues that the responsibility for the Birmingham bombings lies with the entire community.

Wednesday, September 18, 1963

Freudianism

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr on the subject of Freudianism from "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Letter to Dr. Abernathy from Rev. Parker

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Rev. Ralph Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, received this correspondence following the assassination of Dr. King. In this letter, Rev. Richard Parker of the St. Cross Episcopal Church in California, highlighted his interest in a television interview of Mrs. King, shown on the day of Dr. King's funeral.

Wednesday, May 1, 1968

Letter from Edward Williams to MLK

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The United Presbyterian Church's Commission on Religion and Race awarded a grant to SCLC for the salary of Hosea Williams. The letter accompanies a check for partial payment.

Friday, May 12, 1967

Thank You Note from Atlanta Braves' President to MLK and Coretta Scott King

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William C. Bartholomay, chairman and president of the Atlanta Braves, thanks Mr. and Mrs. King for sending him a recording of the "March on Washington."

Friday, October 27, 1967

Letter from Robert Harris to SCLC

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Mr. Harris offers the SCLC assistance from the Michigan Chapter of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council to research civil rights problems.

Thursday, June 17, 1965

Central Methodist Church Program

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Dr. King speaks at the Central Methodist Church after a Sunday service regarding the work that he has done for the community.

Sunday, August 18, 1957

In Memoriam MLK: New York Times

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This newspaper clipping is one of several full-page "In Memoriam" dedications featured in various newspapers following the assassination of Dr. King. The clippings by the NAACP accompany a letter from the Public Relations Director of the organization to the Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy, newly installed as the head of the SCLC in the aftermath of Dr. King's death.

Tuesday, April 9, 1968

Letter from Paul Rene of KYAC to MLk

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Paul Rene, the Public Relations Director and News Editor of KYAC Radio requests to interview Dr. King on voter registration.

Thursday, May 26, 1966

Letter from Lee Wood to MLK

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Lee Wood writes to Dr. King concerning civil and human rights. Mr. Wood seeks to create a third political party and asks Dr. King for any information that will help him meet his goal.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

Letter from Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation

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Hector G. Trout, Assistant Secretary of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, expresses interest in Dr. King speaking at their teachers' convention.

Tuesday, April 19, 1966

King Family Christmas Card

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The King family sends out holiday greetings with their family Christmas card. The card displays a portrait of the King family along with a holiday message.

Thursday, December 1, 1966

If I were a Negro

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Rabbi I. Usher Kirshblum writes Dr. King to share an article he wrote in the "Jewish Center of Kew Garden Hills Bulletin." The article references the expelling of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell and criticizes the African American response towards his defense. The author states, "If I were a Negro I would not waste my time in defending Powell's wrong acts but would rather speak of the many good acts he performed." Rabbi Kirshblum goes on to praise the views of men like Dr. King and Rev. Roy Wilkins, while rejecting those of Stokely Carmichael.

Thursday, March 23, 1967

Royalty Statement for Casterman Published Edition of "Strength to Love"

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This royalty statement references royalties earned for a French-language edition of "Strength to Love".

Wednesday, January 31, 1968

Operation Breadbasket of the SCLC

How to Win Jobs And Influence Businessmen; a speech given by the SCLC'S Operation Breadbasket, discusses job discrimination and the stimulation of Negro businessmen.

Sermon at The Washington Cathedral

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In a sermon written by Dr. King and addressed to an audience at the Washington Cathedral, the Reverend expounds upon the problem of poverty and war. In describing a projected human revolution, Dr. King states, "Somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability." This is just one of the many passages in this inspirational sermon encouraging hope and freedom for all.

Sunday, March 31, 1968

Letter from J. Campe to MLK Regarding Book Advance

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In this letter, J. Campe encloses advance payment from Harper & Row for Dr. King's "Where Do We Go From Here."

Monday, December 19, 1966

Letter from Paul Eshelman to MLK

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Mr. Eshelman writes to Dr. King in support of his efforts toward helping African Americans become "first class citizens."

Wednesday, August 31, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dr. Edward A. Jones

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Dora McDonald writes Dr. Edward Jones of Morehouse College, asking him to translate the enclosed letter for Dr. King.

Tuesday, April 9, 1963

Immortality

Dr. King cites the Old Testament Book of Isaiah regarding the topic of immorality.

MLK Statement Regarding an Attack on the First Amendment

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Dr. King addresses violations of First Amendment Rights in this statement regarding the events at Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

Monday, October 30, 1967

The Free Southern Theater

The Free Southern Theater was co-founded by members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. They toured throughout the South, performing free of charge in Negro communities that had no theater, as a cultural and education extension of the Civil Rights Movement.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Charles Merrill

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Dora McDonald replies to Merrill's request that Dr. King nominate nonviolent activist Danilo Dolci for the Nobel Peace Prize. Known as the Sicilian Gandhi, Dolci opposed poverty, social exclusion and the Mafia. Merrill was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Morehouse College and King's personal friend.

Wednesday, October 4, 1967

Appreciation Letter from MLK to Maitland Griggs

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Dr. King expresses his gratitude for Maitland Griggs contribution to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Excerpts of Letters Written About Vietnam War

This document includes excerpts from letters written by Mary Agnes Blonien, sister of an American nurse at the Minh Quy Hospital at Kontum, South Vietnam. Moved to the point of tears, the nurse shares her thoughts and gives a vivid account of the war conditions in Vietnam, and expresses empathy for both Americans and Vietnamese.

Letter from Ludwig Meyer to MLK

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Ludwig Meyer, Chairman of the Frankford Friends Meeting's Forum Committee, invites Dr. King to speak at his organization. Meyer states that if the date of the event is not convenient, he would like Coretta Scott King to be present.

Friday, July 30, 1965

Dr. King Sermon Outline - "Moral Absolutism"

Dr. King drafted this handwritten outline entitled "Moral Absolutism." The focus is on judgement and its relation to both good and evil.

Morehouse Introduction to Philosophy Notes

These typed notes from Dr. King’s early years at Morehouse College are for an Introduction to Philosophy course led by Professor Samuel Williams. King outlines the topic of highest ends: motive and standard, changing and unchanging morality, and reason and emotion that determine the standard.

Memorandum from Opal C. Jones to MLK Regarding

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In this letter, Opal Jones informs Dr. King of an address change for the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project.

Friday, April 7, 1967

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