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Dignity Is the Best Way

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The Atlanta Constitution writes about Dr. King serving a five day sentence for contempt of court in Birmingham.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Statement from MLK Returning from Receiving Nobel Prize

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Upon returning from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King issued this statement on segregation, calling it "nothing but a new form of slavery."

Friday, December 18, 1964

Letter from Benjamin Conklin to Rev. Abernathy

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Mr. Conklin writes this letter urging Rev. Abernathy to rethink the decision to proceed with the Peoples March on Washington. He is concerned that with the recent assassination of Dr. King this action will only alienate Congress and the American public. Hence the march could cause more bloodshed.

Saturday, April 27, 1968

Letter from Andrew Young to Edward Lamb

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Andrew Young writes to Edward Lamb, acknowledging his efforts in donating and raising money for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Friday, September 8, 1967

Kierkegaard

Dr. King cites a page in "The Personalist" on the existentialism in Kierkegaard's philosophy.

Emotionalism in Religion

Dr. King records a quote from a book entitled "The Gift of Tongues, A Study in the Pathological Aspects of Christianity".

An Invitation to a Dedication by Olivet and Her Friends

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Olivet Institutional Baptist Church sponsors a month long dedication to the opening of the O. M. Hoover Christian Community Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. King is listed as a participant in the dedication.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

Memo to Organizations Interested in the Success of the Anti-Poverty Program

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Richard W. Boone requests Dr. King's support in assisting with the success of the Anti-Poverty Program.

Wednesday, July 20, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to Harry H. Wachtel

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Joan Daves sends Mr. Watchel a copy of a proposed Memorandum of Agreement for the distribution of hand lettered copies of Martin Luther King's speech I Have A Dream.

Friday, November 6, 1964

Letter to Andrew Young from Irving Kaler

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Kaler writes to express excitement in the SCLC working with The Community Relations Commission of the City of Atlanta (of which he is a part). He looks forward to discussing ways in which both organizations can compliment each other.

Thursday, February 16, 1967

Telegram from Rodney Clurman to MLK

Rodney Clurman writes to Dr. King concerning recent updates with regard to political and social agendas. He concludes by requesting a wire transfer to his current location in New York City.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Laurence V. Kirkpatrick

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Andrew Young instructs Dora McDonald to respond to Laurence V. Kirkpatrick's invitation to Dr. King. Ms. McDonald affirms Dr. King's arrival date and informs Mr. Kirkpatrick that they must accommodate the cost expense for two. She asserts that it is necessary for Dr. King to travel with at least one of his aides.

Monday, May 17, 1965

Letter from James W. Ealey to MLK

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The Baptist Minister's conference of Richmond and vicinity writes Dr. King, enclosing a contribution of $367.20 for the expenses incurred in the Birmingham struggle.

Friday, June 21, 1963

MLK Address at the National Biennial Convention

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Dr. King delivers this speech at the National Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress. The convention took place May 1, 1958 in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. King discusses how the Jewish and Negro communities are unified by the escape of bondage. They share a common fight against the deadly enemies of oppression. He continues on to discuss the things that need to be done in order for African Americans to reach great potential along with the importance of fighting for and obtaining democracy.

Wednesday, May 14, 1958

Letter From Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves writes Dr. King to inform him of her meeting, in Germany, with publishers before the Frankfurt Bookfair.

Tuesday, August 4, 1964

Kierkegaard (Paradox)

Dr. King quotes Kierkegaard and comments on his view of paradox.

Letter from Edris Head to MLK about Mormans and the Presidential Election

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In this letter, Mrs. Head conveys to Dr. King her opinion of potential presidential candidate George Romney while criticizing the Mormon clergy and their road to priesthood. Additionally, Mrs. Head compares Dr. King to Gandhi and Jesus.

Saturday, May 20, 1967

Letter from Helen White to MLK

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Ms. White seeks the opinion of Dr. King for her research on American Aristocracy.

Monday, July 31, 1967

Letter from MLK to Marguerite Braymer

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In this letter, Dr. King thanks Mrs. Braymer of Questar Corporation for her generous contribution of 25 shares of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey stock to the SCLC.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

Letter from Carl A. Auerbach to MLK

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Carl A. Auerbach has declined to make contributions to the S.C.L.C based on the assumption that Dr. King will use the funds for protest movements "against the American policy in Vietnam."

Monday, December 6, 1965

Letter from Stanley Slota to MLK

Stanley Slota writes Dr. King to acknowledge how proud he is of him and expresses his desire for more people to give back to the poor.

Letter from Miriam Ottenberg to MLK

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Miriam Ottenberg, President of the Women's National Press Club, congratulates Dr. King on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and asks if he would address a luncheon for the Club. This letter includes Dora McDonald's holograph shorthand in red ink.

Friday, October 30, 1964

Anaximander

Dr. King documents background information on Greek philosopher Anaximander. Over five note cards, he outlines key principles of Anaximander's philosophy under the subject titles "Metaphysics" and "His Views on Biology."

Clement of Alexandria

Dr. King gives brief biographical information on Clement of Alexandria.

Telegram from R.C. Bell to Ivan Allen

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In this telegram to Mayor Allen of Atlanta, Dr. Bell protests the Dental Society. The Dental Society is scheduled to meet at the Municipal Auditorium on a segregated basis. Dr. Bell reminds Mayor Allen that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled such segregation illegal.

Monday, March 25, 1963

Where Do We Go From Here (Chapter V Draft)

This draft of Where Are We Going?, Chapter 5 of Dr. King's book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? was significantly edited before publication but the central ideas are here. The government's failure to develop economic justice programs cannot be blamed on the Civil Rights Movement's lack of ideas, as often claimed. Building the political will for change is more important for the movement. The rights of Negroes to economic well-being are well aligned with goals and tactics of the labor movement. Negro leadership needs to be developed from within the community.

Letter from Scott Farleigh and Tony Hazapis to MLK

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Scott Farleigh and Tony Hazapis invite Dr. King to speak to the students at University of Oregon.

Friday, August 25, 1967

Outline Written in MLK's Handwriting Entitled: Be Ye Perfect

The document, shown here, is a combination of a handwritten outline and notes for the preparation of a sermon. Under the title, "Be Ye Perfect", Dr. King described Jesus, in relation to rational and moral perfection.

Day of the Lord

Dr. King writes about the "Day of the Lord," as mentioned in the Old Testament book, Zephaniah.

Letter from MLK to Michael J. Quill

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Michael J. Quill's dedication to the "front lines" during a libel case. Dr. King informs Mr. Quill of the current status of the case and the courts response. He further provides Mr. Quill with the operations in the south and their deep involvement in the "Freedom Ride."

Thursday, August 24, 1961

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