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Letter from George W. Haley to MLK about an Invitation

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In this letter George W. Haley extends an invitation to Dr. King to speak at a public meeting. He also comments on a speech that Dr. King gave in Kansas.

Wednesday, January 24, 1968

Progress

Dr. King notes and comments on a quote from James H. Robinson's "The New History" on the eternal law of progress.

Professor Andrew Blane Offers Assistance to MLK

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Andrew Blane, Assistant Professor of History at Hunter College, offers to brief Dr. King on the role of religion in Russian culture, particularly the Russian Baptists. He attaches along with his letter, a description of his "scholarly interests and training" for Dr. King to consider.

Saturday, November 4, 1967

Letter from Tom Perry to MLK

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Tom Perry thanks Dr. King for inspiring him to continue his work in the peace movement in Canada.

Tuesday, December 26, 1967

Letter from MLK to the Lamar W. Sessoms Family

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Dr. King replies to the Sessoms' previous letter that requested assistance in alleviating racial inequality in Mississippi. King informs them that the first step is to "urge the struggle in our own community," and the second step is for everyone to "join together across the nation with people of good will and combat the evils of racism and injustice."

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Images from a Shot Sheet by Victor Summa

This piece vividly describes a poet's conception of an urban "Negro" scene. The poetic imagery paints a picture of a dilapidated neighborhood occupied by impoverished, helpless neighbors and drunkards who undergo tremendous emotional struggle. Dr. King's handwriting at the top of the poem indicates that he wanted this document filed.

Letter from MLK to Reverend Irvin G. Perkins

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Dr. King informs Rev. Perkins that he will not be available to preach at Donlands United Church in Toronto. Dr. King also writes that Mrs. King thoroughly enjoyed her visit to Toronto.

Thursday, June 16, 1966

Letter from Kent Bach to MLK

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In this letter Kent Bach requests Dr. King's endorsement of "Lights On For Peace." Kent Bach plans to run a full-page ad in the New York Times expressing his objection to America's military involvement in Vietnam.

Wednesday, May 17, 1967

Telegram from Theodore Brown to MLK

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Mr. Brown confirms the departure date for the Nigeria Peace Mission with Dr. King.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

What Moderation Means

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Dr. King explores the meaning of the word moderation, and shares his thoughts on its position in relation to nonviolence.

Saturday, August 14, 1965

Letter from James Allen to MLK

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James Allen expresses his opinion of the United States' involvement in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 6, 1966

Letter from Jay Kennedy to MLK

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Jay Richard Kennedy congratulates Dr. King on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He also comments on the importance of international recognition for the current struggle for equality.

Saturday, October 24, 1964

Letter from Jerome Davis to MLK

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Jerome Davis invites Dr. King to receive the Gandhi Peace Award. The Gandhi Foundation wants to give Dr. King the award alongside U.S. Senator Fulbright.

Sunday, May 29, 1966

Letter from US Ambassador Findley Burns, Jr. to MLK

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United States Ambassador Findley Burns writes Dr. King expressing his joy regarding King's upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Despite warnings due to Middle East conflict, Burns hopes that Dr. King will not cancel the trip. He sees the visit as an opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the US and Jordan.

Monday, January 23, 1967

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall to MLK

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Assisrtant US Attorney General Burk Marshall informs Dr. King that the allegations of police misconduct in Danville, Virginia are being investigated by the Department of Justice and assures him that the appropriate actions will take place "with respect to any violations of federal law."

Monday, June 17, 1963

Get Well Letter from Olive Andrews to Mrs. King

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Dr. King received this kind get well letter from Mrs. Olive Andrews, noting that she and her family prayed for his healing. She, furthermore, expressed that something good might come out of his unfortunate situation.

Tuesday, September 23, 1958

Gift from the Jersey City Chapter of the American Jewish Congress to MLK

The Jersey City Chapter of the Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress made a donation to the Louise Waterman Wise Youth Center in Jerusalem in Dr. King's name. They sent him this note, wishing him a very speedy recovery and good luck.

Letter from Reverend Durstan R. McDonald to MLK Regarding an Invitation

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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges have brought influential leaders to their campus from the civil rights and black power movements. Many students desire a further understanding of the Gospel and have requested to invite Dr. King to speak. The dates provided for this engagement are unfortunately subsequent to the assignation of Dr. King.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Vernon R. Byrd to MLK

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Vernon R. Byrd invites Dr. King to be the speaker at the Annual Men's Day Service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bermuda.

Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Letter from MLK To W. H. Jackson

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Dr. King responds to a letter from W. H. Jackson, regarding the Chicago Sunday Evening club. Mr. Jackson receives information on the possible effects his previous letter may have on Dr. King's white friends.

Tuesday, April 24, 1962

The Danger of A Little Progress

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In Dr. King's article, The Danger of a Little Progress, he discusses the work of the SCLC and SNCC in correlation to statistics regarding integrated housing and schools, as well as discrimination in employment. Dr. King concludes that there has been little progress among blacks in Atlanta statistically.

Saturday, February 15, 1964

March On Mississippi

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Florence Fyall describes a scene of violence on peaceful demonstrators in her poem entitled March On Mississippi."

Saturday, July 1, 1967

Capitalism

Dr. King references Karl Marx's thoughts on capitalism.

Press Release: SCLC Add New Members

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The SCLC reports about the six new members added to its executive board during the Annual Convention held in Savannah, Ga.

Monday, October 19, 1964

MLK's Crawfordville, Georgia Speech

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Dr. King rallies the people to keep pushing forward with nonviolent actions to gain freedom and dignity as human beings.

Monday, October 11, 1965

Syllabus In Christian Education

This syllabus outlines the various elements of a course entitled "Christian Education" from Dr. King's experience at Crozer Theological Seminary.

Handwritten Notecard about Peace

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines J Maritain's views on Peace, from the book Christianity and Democracy.

Jesus Christ

Dr. King quotes St. Irenaeus of Lyons.

The False God of Money

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This sermon titled "The False God of Money" was preached by Dr. King on July 19, 1953. Dr. King raised a question to his congregation stating, "Will you serve the transitory god of money which is here today and gone tomorrow or will you serve the eternal God of the universe who is the same yesterday, today and forever?"

Sunday, July 19, 1953

Telegram from Nathaniel Tillman Jr. to MLK

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The Washington, D.C. chapter of Morehouse College Alumni invites Dr. King to speak at its first annual Public Affairs Forum. The organization suggests a topic of "The Negro 100 Years After Emancipation."

Thursday, February 28, 1963

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