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Letter from MLK to Georges Cravenne

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation to Mr. Cravenne for inviting him to the Palais des Sports. He also thanks Cravenne for supporting the struggle in equal human rights.

Tuesday, April 5, 1966

Letter from James Farmer to MLK

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Chairman J. Farmer gives Dr. King a report from the National Advisory Committee of CORE.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Letter from to Mrs. B. B. Tolman

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Dr. King writes to Mrs. E. B. Tolman, thanking her for her support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Wednesday, November 15, 1967

Two Americas

This essay highlights the realities of poverty stricken aliens in an affluent society. Through its examination of Negro-white relations, urban riots, and the War on Poverty, the author insists that the nonviolent struggle for civil rights must continue.

Letter from Mary A. Edmonds to MLK

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Mary A. Edmonds expresses her disapproval of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Letter from Prarthana Samaj Bombay (India) to MLK

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The former ambassador of India to the United States previously wrote Dr. King, inviting him to the Centenary Celebrations. The author recalls this invitation and references the history of Bombay's Prarthana Samaj. The organization is founded on the betterment of society, religion and education. The Prarthana Samaj would be proud to welcome Dr. King, as he is an "apostle" of Mahatma Gandhi.

Wednesday, April 14, 1965

Inauguration Response by J. Lynwood Gresham

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This document is the inauguration response delivered by Dr. J. Lynwood Gresham of Barber-Scotia College.

Friday, November 10, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Fred Shuttlesworth

Dr. King provides support and encouragement to Rev. Shuttlesworth.

SCLC Launches Chicago Political Drive

The SCLC releases a statement regarding the launching of a Chicago Political Drive, sponsored by the SCLC and the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations. SCLC Southern Project Director, Hosea Williams, will head the campaign. The focuses of this campaign are voter registration and education.

Youth in the World of Work

Daniel H. Kruger describes many aspects of current labor trends in regards to automation, education and employment ratios in the United States.

Letter from MLK to Crawford Johnson

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation to Mr. Crawford Johnson for an event hosted at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France.

Tuesday, April 5, 1966

Letter from Dora McDonald to Jean Bennett

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Dora McDonald writes Jean Bennett on behalf of Dr. King expressing his regards for offering to donate a substantial portion of the royalties from the recording of "We Ain't What We Was" to an organization of his choice.

Friday, May 13, 1966

Photograph of MLK

Guenther Jacobs from Germany sends Dr. King a photo for him to autograph.

Letter from Durand R. Kinloch to MLK

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Supporter Durand Kinloch describes himself as "an average white graduate student" with two children who wants to continue to support Dr. King's fight for civil rights. He stresses that love and nonviolence are needed more than ever as he witnesses a resurgence of hate in 1967.

Friday, August 4, 1967

Prayer (Definition)

Dr. King quotes William James' definition of Prayer.

Memorandum from Theodore E. Brown Regarding 1968 Trip to Nigeria

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Theodore E. Brown, the director of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, reports the results of his recent trip to Nigeria to members of the Call Committee.

Tuesday, February 27, 1968

Letter from Detroit Resident to MLK

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The Detroit resident identifies the Negro man's concept of equality as being intertwined with the sexual exploitation of white women. The author references an article that cites the disparity in numbers of illegitimate children amongst blacks and white.

Monday, November 21, 1966

Board of National Missions Writes the Editors of the Washington Post

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George E. Todd, G. H. Jack Woodard, and Joseph W. Merchant send a letter to the Editors of the Washington Post regarding the Mississippi Action for Progress. They claim the organization is a tool for the destruction of the Child Development Group of Mississippi. Additional allegations are made that MAP was an instrument of the governor and legislature of Mississippi to stall school integration.

Monday, October 24, 1966

Letter from Jack Egle to Reverend Martin Sargent

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The European Director of the Council of Student Travel, Jack Egle, writes Martin Sargent addressing a statement made in the Herald Tribune regarding Dr. King's and Harry Belanfonte's opinions on the Vietnam War.

Tuesday, April 12, 1966

Justice Harlan Concurring

This newspaper article discusses John Marshall Harlan's dissent with the case of "Plessy vs. Ferguson," and how Harlan was not acknowledged when the case was overturned.

Letter from MLK

Dr. King thanks the supporters of the "Martin Luther King Fund" for their integral role in the effort to end poverty and discrimination.

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

Get Well Letter from Albert Adams to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Out of the many well wishes sent to Dr. King, he received one in particular from this New York inmate, Albert Adams. Mr. Adams wished Dr. King a full recovery and prayed that he would not, again, endure the same hardship.

Saturday, September 20, 1958

News Article about MLK's Church and Atlanta Housing Project

In this article, the author highlights Dr. King's involvement with a recent urban housing redevelopment project. The author states that the Ebenezer Baptist Church will commit full sponsorship; he later discusses the various plans in more detail and the purpose to community it will serve.

Life (Poem)

Dr. King writes down part of playwright and composer Sir Noël Coward’s song “Twentieth Century Blues.”

Letter from Mary L. Powell to MLK

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Mary L. Powell writes to Dr. King expressing how she has been following and considering his plans, but disproves of his methods.

Monday, January 8, 1968

Adverse Postcard

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The author of this postcard questions the concept of Black Power and informs Dr. King of his dismay for integration.

Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Letter From William S. Minor to MLK

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William S. Minor writes Dr. King thanking him for responding to a personal invite regarding research on racial revolution.

Tuesday, June 22, 1965

Letter from T. K. Mahadevan to MLK

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T. K. Mahadevan writes Dr. King asking him to contribute to an article paying homage to the late Reverend A. J. Muste.

Friday, February 17, 1967

Existentialism

Dr. King explains the philosophy of existentialism.

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