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The Central Presbyterian Church Letter to MLK

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Elmer Elsea enlightens Dr. King on how his involvement with the previous Holy Week brought joy and blessings. Mr. Elsea discovers Dr. King will be returning to the Holy Land of Jerusalem for the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. Mr. Elsea encourages Dr. King to utilize Citexco Tours to conduct his expedition.

Monday, August 1, 1966

Telegram from Reverend William Coffin to MLK

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Clergyman and peace activis William Sloane Coffin sends a telegram to Dr. King or "anyone in charge" informing them of his possible travel plans to Atlanta. Reverend Coffin provides telephone numbers and requests a response.

Sunday, May 5, 1963

Draft Letter from MLK to Mrs. Smock

Dr. King apologizes for responding to Mrs. Smock's letter over a year late, but extends gratitude for the invitation to her art exhibition. Dr. King affirms that if he is in Atlanta during the time of her exhibition he and Coretta will attend.

World's Fair "Stall-In"

Dr. King comments on a civil rights demonstration scheduled to be held at the World Fair. This united act is aimed to address Negro civil concerns in relation to unified housing, education, and employment.

Letter from Rev. George Bett to MLK's Secretary

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Rev. George Bett of St. John's Cathedral Church in Rhodesia, writes Dr. King's secretary to request a copy of King's recent address called "Address to the Churches" on a record.

Monday, January 22, 1968

List of Messages to MLK

A list of messages including names, dates, and organizations intended for Dr. King, soliciting his response.

Letter from MLK to William Grayson

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Dr. King replies to William Grayson regarding a speaking engagement in Huntington, West Virginia. The "People to People" tour prevents Dr. King from accepting the invitation.

Tuesday, June 19, 1962

Letter from AJ Muste to MLK

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A.J. Muste encloses a letter from Cherian Thomas to Dr. King and references a previous telegram he sent congratulating Dr. King on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Monday, October 19, 1964

Letter from Mrs. H.S. Johnson to Golden Frinks

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In this letter Mrs. H.S. Johnson informs Mr. Golden Frinks of an enclosed letter forwarded from Mr. Richard Williamston of North Carolina.

Friday, January 19, 1968

Letter from Hubert Reaves to Ralph Abernathy

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Rev. Ralph Abernathy was the recipient of this letter from a prison inmate. The author also makes a request for an SCLC membership form and a picture of Dr. King, as a keepsake.

Thursday, May 2, 1968

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves writes to Dr. King to thank him for making a visit, in reference to his book. Ms. Daves mentions the positive reactions from the audience and how she believes that their positive feedback will make for a good start of the book.

Tuesday, June 9, 1964

Postcard Congratulating MLK for Receiving the Nobel Prize

Louise Dekker-Brus congratulates Dr. King on the Nobel Peace Prize and writes that their newspaper says that, in King, America has its Joan of Arc.

Newspaper Article-New York TImes

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This newspaper clipping is dated from the June 18, 1964 edition of the New York Times. In this article, Dr. King's new book entitled, "Why We Can't Wait" is advertised as "required reading."

Thursday, June 18, 1964

Address By Senator Edward M. Kennedy to the SCLC

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Senator Edward M. Kennedy highlights Dr. King's efforts during the Civil Rights Movement. He also expresses concerns about poverty, unemployment, nonviolence, segregation and integrity.

Monday, August 8, 1966

SCLC's People to People Tour

The SCLC held their Alabama "People to People Tour" from December 5-8, 1962. This itinerary lists the SCLC staff that participated in addition to the locations of their meetings.

Letter from Rev. Allen Clark to MLK

Rev. Allen Clark sends Dr. King words of encouragement and requests a copy of a book regarding Dr. King's faith.

Chapter II - The Methodologies of Tillich and Wieman

This is the third chapter of Dr. King's dissertation "A Comparison of the Conception of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman."

Sermon Text (Habakkuk)

Dr. King examines Habakkuk chapter 1, verses 2 through 4 to discuss whether the inequalities of life are justification to question God.

SCLC Newsletter: January 1964

This SCLC Newsletter highlights Dr. King's honor as 'Man of Year' and discusses some of the major work he has done for blacks and the Civil Rights Movement.

Letter from MLK to Beatrice Rosselll

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Dr. King takes an opportunity to express gratitude for Beatrice Rossell's support to the civil rights movement. He addresses her inquiry regarding his activities with the Highlander Folk School and possible Communist ties. Rossell received a picture of Dr. King at Highlander and the caption addressed him as a Communist.

Wednesday, September 23, 1964

Montesquieu

Dr. King references French social commentator Montesquieu regarding his ideas on history. King quotes, "He attempts to show how civilization has been modified by the action of the external world."

My Jewish Brother

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Dr. King responds to a recent anti-Semitic remark made by a fellow civil rights leader. He discusses the need for Hebrew prophets to revitalize the moral conscious of society. "Let justice roll down like the waters of righteousness as a might stream."

Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Letter from MLK to Miss Joanne Adams

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Dr. King responds to a letter from Joanne Adams, a teenager from Central High School, stating that letters like hers from young people around the country inspire him that youth are so conscious of the issues that affect our world.

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Letter of Condolences on the death of MLK

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This letter of condolence was written less than week after the assassination of Dr. King. In this letter the writer states,"We shall work toward his dream".

Tuesday, April 9, 1968

Notes - Dr. King's Rough Draft of a Response to Mr. Walter Harding

This document is a rough draft of Dr. King's thank-you letter to Mr. Harding for a book he dedicated in part to Dr. King.

Love

Dr. King quotes Tertullian on the subject of love from “Adversus Marcionem.”

SCLC Mail Log: March 4, 1968

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This mail log lists the names of people and organizations sending correspondences to several SCLC staff members.

Monday, March 4, 1968

Letter to MLK from Joan Daves

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Joan Daves writes Dr. King concerning materials that she received from Harper & Row Publishers.

Friday, November 1, 1963

Meister Eckhart

Dr. King outlines a brief history of German mystic philosopher Meister Eckhart.

News Clipping Pertaining to Job Corp March

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The article references a series of hostile altercations between the trainees at a local Job Corps and the residents of Battle Creek.

Tuesday, August 9, 1966

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