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Letter from some White Citizens of Mississippi to MLK about a Wedding

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In this letter Mrs. A.N. Brown and several others express their interest in having Dr. King demonstrate in front of a church at which Lucy Johnson will be getting married.

Wednesday, July 27, 1966

Morality and Religion

Dr. King quotes Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of God."

Letter from Joan Daves to Ms. Dora McDonald

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Joan Daves tells Dora McDonald that she had tentatively spoken to Dr. King about accepting the invitation to speak at The University Settlement award ceremony. She asks Ms. McDonald if she would keep the date for the engagement should he be able to attend. Daves also requests a copy of Dr. King's itinerary.

Thursday, July 16, 1964

Letter from Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs to SCLC

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June Gordon, Executive Director of Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs, encloses a check in the amount of $100. She also encloses material listing activities her organization has initiated.

Friday, December 30, 1966

Letter from Joseph Caputo to MLK

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Joseph Caputo, a graphic arts teacher from Russell Sage Jr. High School in Queens, New York, collaborated with his students on a booklet entitled, "Let My People Go." The booklet features various illustrations and verses; and focuses on themes prominent to Dr. King's life and work. The accompanying letter includes a dedication to Dr. King and Roy Wilkins.

Thursday, June 1, 1967

Letter from William Stuart Nelson to MLK

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William Stuart Nelson writes Dr King prompting him to take into consideration a request from Mr. G. L. Mehta as will as to visit Africa. Nelson comments on the importance of the non-violence concept being propagated across India and Africa.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

Irene Dunaway Requests Sermon from SCLC

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Irene V. Dunaway of Daly City, California writes the members of SCLC requesting a copy of Dr. King's recent address on the ABC network. She admires the sermon as "one of the greats," and would also like to "brush up" on her knowledge of history pertaining to Vietnam.

Thursday, April 6, 1967

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Jaggart to MLK

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Mr and Mrs. C. Jaggart express how much they enjoyed one of Dr. King's messages.

Friday, July 14, 1967

Annual Address Delivered at the First Annual Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change

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Dr. King's speech at the First Annual Institute of Non-Violence and Social Change addresses many issues regarding the African American. The most recurring issues are of obtaining and maintaining freedom, equality and personal dignity.

Monday, December 3, 1956

Telegram from Andrew Young to Harvey Cox

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Andrew Young requests a photograph and biographical sketch of Harvey Cox, a well known theologian. The materials will be used for publicity of a convention that Cox will be making an address.

Monday, August 2, 1965

Letter from Ernestie Newby to MLK

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Ms. Newby asks for assistance in improving her living situation.

Wednesday, February 16, 1966

Saturday Review: Behind the Selma March

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Dr. King describes the events surrounding the Selma-Montgomery Civil Rights March of 1965.

Saturday, April 3, 1965

Book payment to MLK

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This cable from Dr. King's agent accompanied a royalty payment for the Japanese language edition of "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Monday, January 29, 1968

Telegram to MLK from W.E. Gardner

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Rev. Gardner organizes a board meeting to plan for a Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention.

Thursday, August 16, 1962

Congratulatory Letter from L.K. Jackson to MLK

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In this letter, Dr. Johnson writes to Dr. King congratulating him on his tenth anniversary. Jackson states, "...you are the man of the Twentieth Century."

Monday, August 14, 1967

Colloque Sur un Projet de Plan Mondial de Resorption du Sous-Developpement

This is a draft of the conference in Paris regarding a global plan to help underdeveloped countries with technical and democratic issues.

The Black Revolution

This pamphlet produced by the SCLC is an excerpt from Thomas Merton's "The Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal." Merton seeks to awaken the conscience of white America by presenting the Negro perspective in the struggle for civil rights. He discusses how Dr. King utilizes the philosophy of nonviolence as a tool of progress and the contrasting reaction of Negros based upon their religious association as either Christian or Muslim. The concluding message is a call for the complete reform of America's social system which permits and breeds injustice.

Telegram from MLK to Richard Maguire of the DNC

Dr. King informs Richard Maguire of the Democratic National Committee that he is unable to accept an invitation to the pre-inaugural dinner.

Letter from Irene Bryson to MLK

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Mrs. Bryson introduces herself as a former neighbor of the King family on Auburn Avenue and recalls fond memories during those years. She compliments Dr. King "as a God sent preacher," and cites biblical scriptures for him to incorporate in his public speaking. Bryson states, teaching God's word "is what it is going to take to help this sin sick world we are living in."

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Letter from Saskatchewan Centennial Corporation to MLK

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Pat Ettinger asks Dr. King to send a personal gift for an auction to raise money for Canada's centennial celebration.

Tuesday, January 24, 1967

Aristotle in Thomas

Dr. King outlines aspects of St. Thomas Aquinas' philosophy, which are structurally Aristotelian. Points he discusses include similarities between the two philosophers' ontology and epistemology, while also outlining a point of divergence in Aquinas' view of God as an "efficient cause."

Letter from Rosemary O'Neill to MLK

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Rosemary O'Neill of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York writes Dr. King regarding Choice '68, the National Collegiate Presidential Primary. O'Neill, Choice '68 Campus Coordinator, requests campaign materials such as fliers, pamphlets and fact sheets to inform students on various candidates.

Tuesday, March 26, 1968

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 Gus C. Zucco to MLK

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Gus Zucco writes Dr. King regarding the changes of his schedule in hopes that he will be able to speak in Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 12, 1962

Letter from Mrs. Robert King to MLK

Mrs. Robert King thanks Dr. King for his work and gives him a "contribution to the cause of Peace."

Letter from Berenice Wiggins to MLK

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In this letter, Ms. Wiggins encloses a contribution to the SCLC. She also requests that Dr. King puts out an announcement so that listeners can tune into his radio broadcast on WLIB.

Monday, September 18, 1967

Death

Dr. King recalls a quote from British prime minister Winston Churchill and his tribute to King George VI.

Science

Dr. King records a definition of "science", quoted from John F. X. Pyne's "The Mind."

Letter from Herbert G. Cave to MLK

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Director Dr. Herbert G. Cave represents the Department of Anesthesiology at the Harlem Hospital Center in congratulating Dr. King for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Seven years earlier, in 1958, Dr. King had been a surgical patient of the hospital due to being stabbed with a letter opener while on a book tour.

Tuesday, January 5, 1965

Presidential Invitation to White House Luncheon

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President Kennedy invites Dr. King to attend a White House Luncheon on the occasion of the visit of Archbishop Makarios, the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

Tuesday, June 5, 1962

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