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People In Action: A Profound Moral..Continued

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Dr. King challenges the Negro church and its leadership to uphold the morals of the community. He insists that clergymen must speak out guardedly to obtain support.

Saturday, August 3, 1963

Burn Baby Burn: Problems of the Urban Ghetto

This letter from the Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announces a cocktail reception for Aryeh Neier at the Wit's End.

Letter from Michael Bennett to MLK

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In this letter, Mr.Michael Bennett expresses how delighted the NAACP is knowing Dr. King will lecture on Kent State University's campus.

Saturday, July 18, 1964

Man

Dr. King quotes Paul Tillich’s “Systematic Theology” on man as the telos (purpose) of creation.

Annual Report of The President: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In the SCLC's Annual Presidential Report, Dr. King chronicles a decade of organization's activities to eliminate segregation. The report was delivered at the Tenth Anniversary Convention of the SCLC.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Letter from MLK to Dr. James Costar at Michigan State University

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In this letter to the Chairman of the Department of Counseling and Guidance at Michigan State, Dr. King gives a stellar review of the work of Dr. Robert Green. Dr. King commends Dr. Green's performance in stabilizing the SCLC Citizenship Education Program and expresses appreciation to the university for sharing his expertise.

Wednesday, February 9, 1966

MLK Note

Dr. King writes a story about a father and son waiting for a train at New York's Grand Central Station. The son is headed to college in New England and the father gives the young man some simple, yet profound advice. "Bill, never forget who you are."

Knudson

Dr. King cites a publication by theologian Albert Knudson.

MLK Address to the United Neighborhood Houses of New York

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Dr. King addresses the United Neighborhood Houses of New York at the Biltmore Hotel. He focuses on the need to alter the ineffective, piecemeal manner in which the government tries to fight poverty by fighting its symptoms, and instead suggest that the government channel those funds into a new "guaranteed annual income" that will help turn non-producers into consumers. This rough draft of the speech contains Dr. King's handwritten revisions and additions.

Tuesday, December 6, 1966

Statement by MLK in San Francisco

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Dr. King gives an address in San Francisco regarding race relations, equality, and segregation. Dr. King charges people from all communities to unite so that hope can be created for others.

Tuesday, May 26, 1964

Letter from Tony Schrader to MLK

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Tony Schrader informs Dr. King that his college is sponsoring a primary on campus for Choice '68. Schrader requests "any free campaign materials or statements of policies of Dr. King."

Tuesday, April 2, 1968

Martin Luther King....At Communist Training School

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This advertisement printed in the Augusta Courier accuses Dr. King and several constituents of communist involvement.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Dr. King-Notecard

Letter from Dean Florio to Mrs. King

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Dean Florio sends condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from Stacey McCloud to MLK

Stacey McCloud writes to Dr. King suggesting that he, Stokley Carmichael and others relocate to Africa and march.

Letter Victoria Gist to MLK about a Speaking Engagement

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Mrs. Victoria Gist, State President of the Hospitality Group, requests that Dr. King speak at a banquet for the State Youth Congress. She provides transportation instructions and contact information.

Wednesday, June 16, 1965

Letter from Gregory Bergman to MLK

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Mr. Bergman asks if he could receive a copy of Dr. King's speech given at Riverside Church. He regarded the speech as "one of the great speeches of our time."

Monday, April 10, 1967

Affidavit of Theo R. Wright

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In an attempt to redirect the focus of Negro students in Birmingham, Superintendent Theo R. Wright presents a sworn affidavit detailing his responsibilities and plans to revitalize the educational direction of Birmingham Public Schools.

Friday, May 10, 1963

Testament by Martin A. Watkins

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Martin Watkins covers an array of topics in his expression of poems entitled "Testament." With great admiration, Watkins presents this book of poetry to Dr. King. In the preface, Watkins explains his purpose of publishing these poems during the Korean War. He further elaborates on his admiration of the Negro, his preoccupation with death, and the identification with Christ.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967

Letter from Malcolm R. La Place II to MLK

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Malcolm La Place of WMAL TV News writes Dr. King regarding his address to the Capital Press Club. He hopes to arrange a videotape session as well.

Sunday, March 17, 1963

Letter from Mr. Stephen Benedict to MLK

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In this letter Mr. Benedict is writing on behalf of Mrs. Ann R. Pierson to notify Dr. King of her contribution to the American Foundation on Nonviolence.

Tuesday, November 28, 1967

Letter from Yolinda Pelmore to MLK

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Yolinda Pelmore, a young student, asks Dr. King how he became famous. The reading theme for her class prompted her to write.

Friday, December 8, 1967

Examination for MLK Class

This document contains examination questions for Dr. King's class. Dr. King taught a class at Morehouse College briefly in the early 1960s.

Letter From Jane Hall to MLK

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Jane Hall writes Dr. King suggesting that there be a focus on equitable representation of the negro in television advertising in order to attain "maximum quality and quantity" of integration.

Friday, February 9, 1968

Trent, Canons and Decrees of the Council of

Dr. King records some thoughts on the Decrees of the Council of Trent regarding the Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation.

Letter from Marc Pilisuk to MLK

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Marc Pilisuk, Associate Professor of Administrative Science and Psychology at Purdue University, requests Dr. King's permission to reprint the book "The Triple Revolution."

Thursday, June 22, 1967

Letter from Congressman William Ryan to MLK

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Congressman William Ryan gives Dr. King an update regarding the pending 1965 Voting Rights Act that is still under debate in Congress. Ryan, a staunch supporter of the bill, mentions his persistent efforts to keep the legislation from being blocked by adversaries.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Letter from L. K. Jackson to MLK

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Reverend L. K. Jackson commends Dr. King on his ongoing efforts in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, January 22, 1963

Housing Plan at Gadsden Is Upheld

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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Negroes in Gadsden, Alabama who wanted to stop urban redevelopment plan which would segregate the Negroes.

Thursday, October 11, 1962

Letter from High School Student Jeanne Adams to MLK

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Joanne Adams, a student from Central High School, writes Dr. King to voice her support for what he is doing for negro citizens in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

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