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Letter from Theodore Brown to MLK

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Theodore Brown writes Dr. King requesting his signature on a telegram to President Johnson from the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa expressing disapproval of South Africa's rule over South West Africa and requesting U.S. support for turning over administration to the United Nations.

Friday, April 21, 1967

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

MLK Notes on Ministers Arrest

Dr. King, protested the arrest of three ministers who were advocating for desegregation. He warned that individuals that did not take a stand against oppression will help push the South into 'fascism.'

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

Letter from MLK to Mr. W David Angus

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Dr. King is responding to the invitation given by W. David Angus. He regrettably informs Angus that due to his overcrowded schedule, he is unable to speak in Montreal. He suggests Reverend Ralph Abernathy as a more than adequate alternative to speak.

Wednesday, February 12, 1964

Letter from Dimitri Papaspyrou to MLK

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Dimitri Papaspyrou, the President of the Parliament of Greece, welcomes Dr. King to Athens during his upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Thursday, January 26, 1967

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 A. Philip Randolph Institue to MLK Regarding "Right to Work"

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In this letter, Bayard Rustin, the Executive Director of A. Philip Randolph Institute, expresses gratitude for Dr. King signing the introduction - "Right to Work" Laws --A Trap for America's Minorities".

Monday, May 22, 1967

Sin

Dr. King outlines some insights regarding moral duty and sin.

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

Letter from MLK to Vance Hartke Regarding Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Senator Vance Hartke's support in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Idealism

Dr. King cites several statements regarding idealism.

Toynbee

Dr. King quotes British historian Arnold J. Toynbee from his work "A Study of History."

Letter from MLK's Secretary to Ralph and Juanita Abernathy

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Dr. King's secretary sends Ralph and Juanita Abernathy information regarding the trip to Oslo, Norway for the month of December, 1964.

Wednesday, November 18, 1964

Professor Andrew Blane Offers Assistance to MLK

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Andrew Blane, Assistant Professor of History at Hunter College, offers to brief Dr. King on the role of religion in Russian culture, particularly the Russian Baptists. He attaches along with his letter, a description of his "scholarly interests and training" for Dr. King to consider.

Saturday, November 4, 1967

Letter from MLK to the Lamar W. Sessoms Family

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Dr. King replies to the Sessoms' previous letter that requested assistance in alleviating racial inequality in Mississippi. King informs them that the first step is to "urge the struggle in our own community," and the second step is for everyone to "join together across the nation with people of good will and combat the evils of racism and injustice."

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Images from a Shot Sheet by Victor Summa

This piece vividly describes a poet's conception of an urban "Negro" scene. The poetic imagery paints a picture of a dilapidated neighborhood occupied by impoverished, helpless neighbors and drunkards who undergo tremendous emotional struggle. Dr. King's handwriting at the top of the poem indicates that he wanted this document filed.

Letter from MLK to Reverend Irvin G. Perkins

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Dr. King informs Rev. Perkins that he will not be available to preach at Donlands United Church in Toronto. Dr. King also writes that Mrs. King thoroughly enjoyed her visit to Toronto.

Thursday, June 16, 1966

Letter from Charles Woodall to MLK

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Charles Woodall, representing the All Souls Unitarian Church of Santa Cruz, California, congratulates Dr. King on his efforts in the fight for freedom. Woodall explains that he is a Georgia native that once lived in Selma, Alabama in the early 1900's. At the time of this letter the SCLC and SNCC were in the middle of a massive Negro voter registration campaign in Selma, Alabama.

Monday, February 8, 1965

Adverse Letter from Mrs. Arthur Kornoelje to MLK

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Mrs. Kornoelje expresses her loss of faith in Dr. King. Kornoelje objects to the negro race as a whole, and feels that 90% of crimes in Grand Rapids are committed by negroes.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

MLK Speaks to People of Watts

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Dr. King speaks on what it will take to make Los Angeles a better city.

Thursday, August 19, 1965

Letter from C. M. Williams to Ralph David Abernathy

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In this letter, addressed to Reverend Ralph Abernathy, supporter C.M. Williams references Dr. King's funeral and requests a copy of his last speech. Many sympathizers and mourners wrote letters like this to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after Dr. King's assassination.

Wednesday, April 24, 1968

Letter from Thomas Gilliam to MLK

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Thomas Gilliam writes this letter with hope that Dr. King will grant him an interview about the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Friday, October 13, 1967

Letter from Charles H. Percy to MLK

U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy expresses his appreciation for Dr. King, while also expressing his hope that the senate will soon pass a housing bill.

Letter from Edward McGaughy to MLK

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Edward McGaughy writes to Dr. King suggesting a "Christmas for Human Rights." The writer highlights a strategy to help make it possible for families in need to receive aid.

Sunday, September 29, 1963

Letter from Ann and George Laringer to MLK

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George Levinger's extends his gratitude to Dr. King for his stand against Vietnam. Levinger states, "One can preach nonviolence at home and ignore the violence abroad."

Friday, June 9, 1967

Gift from the Jersey City Chapter of the American Jewish Congress to MLK

The Jersey City Chapter of the Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress made a donation to the Louise Waterman Wise Youth Center in Jerusalem in Dr. King's name. They sent him this note, wishing him a very speedy recovery and good luck.

Letter from Reverend Durstan R. McDonald to MLK Regarding an Invitation

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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges have brought influential leaders to their campus from the civil rights and black power movements. Many students desire a further understanding of the Gospel and have requested to invite Dr. King to speak. The dates provided for this engagement are unfortunately subsequent to the assignation of Dr. King.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Vernon R. Byrd to MLK

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Vernon R. Byrd invites Dr. King to be the speaker at the Annual Men's Day Service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bermuda.

Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Letter from MLK To W. H. Jackson

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Dr. King responds to a letter from W. H. Jackson, regarding the Chicago Sunday Evening club. Mr. Jackson receives information on the possible effects his previous letter may have on Dr. King's white friends.

Tuesday, April 24, 1962

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