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Capitalism

Dr. King references Karl Marx's thoughts on capitalism.

Telegram from MLK to Attorney General Kennedy

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Dr. King writes to Attorney General Robert Kennedy regarding the safety of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth during his 90 day jail sentence.

Thursday, January 25, 1962

My Jewish Brother

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Dr. King responds to a recent anti-Semitic remark made by a fellow civil rights leader. He discusses the need for Hebrew prophets to revitalize the moral conscious of society. "Let justice roll down like the waters of righteousness as a might stream."

Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Letter from Clarence Jones to MLK

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This letter announces that the Gandhi Society for Human Rights, Incorporated is sponsoring a benefit concert, for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, at Carnegie Hal,l in New York City. Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne are listed as some of the spotlight performers for this concert.

Thursday, August 22, 1963

Letter from Nathaniel H. Simpson to MLK

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The West Side Chamber of Commerce, Inc. sends Dr. King a membership certificate honoring him for his efforts in the Civil Rights Movement.

Monday, December 12, 1966

Letter from MLK to Miss Joanne Adams

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Dr. King responds to a letter from Joanne Adams, a teenager from Central High School, stating that letters like hers from young people around the country inspire him that youth are so conscious of the issues that affect our world.

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Refinement By Fire

This brochure provides an overview of the SCLC Citizenship Education Program held at the Dorchester Community Center in Georgia.

The Witness: MLK Writes from Birmingham Jail

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"The Witness" publishes the second part of Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail." In this pivotal document, Dr. King expresses dissatisfaction with the white moderate and the white church regarding their silent stance on segregation and discrimination. He urges individuals to understand the delays, broken promises, and intimidation Negroes face to secure their freedom.

Thursday, June 27, 1963

SCLC Mail Log: March 4, 1968

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This mail log lists the names of people and organizations sending correspondences to several SCLC staff members.

Monday, March 4, 1968

Meister Eckhart

Dr. King outlines a brief history of German mystic philosopher Meister Eckhart.

Letter from P. G. Harkins to MLK

Mrs. Harkins, program chairman of the Voice of Women, requests that Dr. King speak for the organization when his schedule permits.

Contribution Letter to MLK

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A Department of State Agency for International Development summer intern expresses his support for SCLC. He offers a small contribution to the Atlanta-based foundation.

Monday, August 1, 1966

Letter from Baptist World Alliance to MLK

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Baptist World Alliance Church expresses its gratitude to Dr. King for his visit to the Amsterdam Conference, and follows up with a reminder of his promise to consider an invitation from Scandinavia.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964

SCLC Citizenship Education Program Brochure

This brochure, which describes the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Citizenship Education Program, states the purpose of the program and also explains how the community can "prepare for first-class citizenship." Included is a brief article by Dr. King entitled "What Makes A First Class Citizen." In the article, Dr. King lists characteristics that first class citizens possess, such as literacy, participation in the political process and an understanding of the Constitution.

Letter from Thomas Elliott Huntley to MLK

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Influential clergyman, activist and fellow Morehouse alum Rev. Thomas Elliott Huntley thanks Dr. King for the warm hospitality he received upon his visit to Atlanta. He further discusses Dr. King's next visit to St. Louis and offers his home if other accommodations were not made.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963

He Was a Moment in the Conscience of Man

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This article discusses the importance of preserving Dr. King's teachings and legacy.

Wednesday, April 10, 1968

MLK Press Statement After Receiving Nobel Prize

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Dr. King issued this statement to the press upon return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway. In addition to declaring how he plans to distribute his prize winnings, Dr. King discusses the progress of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

Letter from Bette Zugerman to Rev. Abernathy, SCLC

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Ms. Zugerman writes Reverend Abernathy to introduce an enclosed document which she suggests is the "one and only non-violent answer to alleviate the suffering of all people."

Saturday, April 27, 1968

Supererogation

Dr. King defines supererogation.

Cloudy Summit

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In this article, Mr. Randolph organizes a conference of Negro leaders to take action in the suspension case of Rep. Adam Clayton Powell.

Sunday, January 15, 1967

Request for MLK To Submit an Article for TV Guide

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TV Guide seeks Dr. King's critique of television's positive contributions to life in the U.S., race relations, and negro life.

Tuesday, April 11, 1967

Building A New Mississippi

This series of photos represent a plan to help rebuild Mississippi. The photos provide a blueprint and outline for strategical efforts to eradicate poverty and voting concerns.

Letter from J. Herbert May to Ralph Abernathy

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Herbert May discusses several points in which he disagrees with Ralph Abernathy on how to best reach a fully integrated and equitable society.

Saturday, April 27, 1968

Address by MLK at 47th NAACP Annual Convention

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Dr. King addresses the audience at the 47th NAACP annual convention in San Francisco, California. King begins with background information of slavery and its physical and mental effects on Africans, then tells the "Montgomery Story." This story begins with a mental transformation among blacks, which led to the Montgomery boycott. As a result of the boycott, blacks were empowered and began fighting injustice and seeking changes in unfair legislation.

Wednesday, June 27, 1956

Letter from Edward O'Brien to MLK

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Edward O'Brien writes Dr. King inquiring about the release of his new book, as he is unable to find it in bookstores.

Friday, July 10, 1964

Telegram from Dora McDonald to E. M. Bettenson

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Dora McDonald informs Mr. E. M. Bettenson from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne of a date that Dr. King will be available to receive an Honorary Degree.

Monday, September 11, 1967

Letter from James W. Kelly to MLK

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James W. Kelly, Director of Chaplains Division, writes Dr. King inviting him to a Supervisory Chaplains Conference headed by the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy. Kelly states that the conference is a rededication of service to God and his people in the military. Kelly closes by stating, "Your Cooperation will be a great contribution to the cause of religion in the United States Navy and Marine Corps and to their clergymen in uniform."

Thursday, October 17, 1963

Letter from June A. Williams

June A. Williams encloses a copy of the November - December, 1966 American Veterans Committee Bulletin which carries a summary report of the recent AVC National Conference of the Draft.

Letter from Assistant Deputy Attorney General William A. Geoghegan to MLK

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William Geoghegan, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, thanks Dr. King for his telegram recommending L. N. D. Wells, Jr. to the Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

Wednesday, March 10, 1965

Letter from John and Enid Howarth to Friends Soliciting Financial Support

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Mr. and Mrs. Howarth of New Mexico express their disapproval of violence against Negroes in the South and request donations for a Fourth of July celebration in support of SCLC, SNCC and other civil rights groups.

Sunday, June 26, 1966

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