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Letter from Al Fann to MLK About Hunter College Program

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In this letter A1 Fann, director of A1 Fann & Co., gives an overview of the company and it's founding while offering up the services of the company under the direction of Dr. King.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Letter from Lady Bird Johnson to Sally Stengel

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Lady Bird Johnson thanks Mrs. Stengel for the sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Sunday, October 4, 1964

Letter from Harry Walker to Dora McDonald

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Harry Walker summarizes a recent conversation he held with Dora McDonald, Mrs. Tobye Karl, and Particia Hederman that outlined the dates of future speaking engagements for Dr. King.

Thursday, September 21, 1967

How 700 Ibos were Killed by Mistake

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This article reports on the massacre of 700 Ibos by federal troops in the Ibo town of Asaba, Nigeria.

Sunday, January 21, 1968

SCLC Board Members

This document lists the SCLC's executive board of 53 members.

Letter from Mrs. Mildred Yacks to MLK

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Mildred Yacks writes Dr. King, complimenting him on his character but shares her belief that King's efforts are useless unless he redirects the youth.

Friday, February 9, 1968

The Self

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman's book "The Source of Human Good."

Rauschenbusch on Sin

Dr. King references and outlines Rauschenbusch's view on sin. Rauschenbusch was a Baptist minister and a key figure in the Social Gospel movement.

Letter from Maurice N. Eisendrath to Dr. Bernard Lee

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Maurice N. Eisendrath request Dr. Bernard Lee to provide a list of the contributors from Dr. King's address to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The list is to facilitate Mr. Eisendrath in contacting other contributors to raise additional funds for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Wednesday, December 4, 1963

School Desegregation 10 Years Later

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Dr. King says that there have been few strides made in school desegregation. He says that schools that comply with the desegregation laws do it at an appalling slow pace. Lastly, he says that although there needs to be more progress in both the north and the south, he has hope for the future.

Thursday, May 7, 1964

Letter from Louis C. Blount to MLK

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Louis Blount of the Great Lakes Mutual Life Insurance Company in Michigan encloses a check to the SCLC.

Friday, August 5, 1966

CORE List of 33 Lunch Counters With Unchanged Policies

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This document is a CORE list of cities where lunch counter demonstrations have been ineffective.

Monday, February 20, 1961

Royalty Statement for MLK's "Stride Toward Freedom"

This statement from Victor Gollancz, Ltd. details royalty earnings for Dr. King's "Stride Toward Freedom",for the six-month period ending 9/29/66.

Telegram from Andrew Allen to MLK

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Pastor Andrew J. Allen offers to serve Dr. King's jail term for him.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Letter from W. Daniels to MLK

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W. Daniels corresponds to Dr. King regarding an invitation to speak in Montreal at the Grand Master's Banquet on August 13, 1968.

Wednesday, February 28, 1968

Photograph of MLK Receiving Honorary Degree

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This photograph shows Dr. King receiving an honorary degree from Boston University.

Monday, June 1, 1959

Letter from George Graham to MLK

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Mr. Graham thanks Dr.King for replying to his letter, and expresses how much he enjoyed seeing him when he visited Raleigh.

Thursday, September 1, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

Joan Daves writes Dr. King to express her concern about Miss Hoover contacting Dr. King instead of herself regarding his upcoming book.

SCLC Pamphlet of Articles in Rebuttal of MLK's Critics

Andrew Young, the National Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, issued this pamphlet entitled "Does Martin Luther King, Jr. Have the Right? The Qualifications? The Duty? To Speak Out on Peace?" The pamphlet features several editorials written in defense of Dr. King that were published in the New York Times, Detroit Free Press, New York Post, and the Nation in April 1967. The pamphlet includes a statement saying the SCLC's primary focus is civil rights but they support Dr. King's right to speak his opinion regarding the Vietnam War.

Conference on Strengthening the New Politics

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Paul Albert forwards this letter to all individuals invited to and interested in the Shoreham Conference, in which Liberals address the shortcomings of American politics.

Monday, December 20, 1965

Reports of the Stockholm World Conference on Vietnam

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The International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace issues a report of the Stockholm World Conference on Vietnam. Within the report, an appeal to the world is made on behalf of Vietnam and a resolution is offered to outline the ways in which a settlement can be reached between the United States and Vietnam.

Thursday, July 6, 1967

Letter from Bryan Fulks to MLK

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Bryan Fulks writes Dr. King expressing appreciation for his diligent work during the fight for social justice and human dignity. Fulks also mentions how elated he was when the editor of the "London Humanist" chose to enrich his article including a pictorial illustration of Dr. King riding through the southern region of the United States.

Tuesday, March 20, 1962

Letter from Gwendolyn E. Coleman to MLK

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Mrs. Gwendolyn Coleman, Secretary of the Raleigh County Branch of the NAACP, invites Dr. King to speak during a Freedom Rally in an effort to unite the community for employment.

Thursday, March 4, 1965

Letter from MLK to Dr. Benjamin Spock

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Dr. King thanks Dr. Spock, famed pediatrician and social activist, for his recent contribution to the SCLC.

Tuesday, June 16, 1964

Letter from Jane Dahlberg to MLK

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New York University Dean Jane Dahlberg congratulates Dr. King for taking a noble position against the Vietnam War. As a result of his participation in the New York anti-war demonstration, Dahlberg believes that his example of nonviolence was highly emphasized during the march.

Saturday, April 22, 1967

Letter from Secretary to Joan Regarding the Rights to "Strength to Love"

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In this letter, the secretary asks Joan the status of the Japanese Edition to "Strength To Love", since Dr. King hadn't had the time to write the preface.

Monday, June 15, 1964

Evil

Dr. King outlines his views on evil and categorizes it into three types.

Letter from Rosamond C. Kay, Jr. to MLK

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Reverend Rosamond Kay, Jr. invites Dr. King to speak at Morning Star Baptist Church in Pennsylvania. He also informs Dr. King he is a 1939 graduate of Morehouse College, and their fathers are life-long friends.

Monday, December 4, 1967

Emancipation Proclamation Dinner Program

Dr. King speaks at a dinner engagement honoring the centennial anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation.

Statement by Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Reverend Jesse Jackson gives a report regarding SCLC's Operation Breadbasket. Reverend Jackson states, "There are no riotous fires set aflame in this country that can be put out with water from a rubber hose; the flames must be extinguished by money from an economic hose."

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

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