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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

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 MLK to Edwin and Louise Flowers

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In this correspondence to Mr. Edwin C. and Mrs. Louise M. Flowers from Dr. King, he wanted to personally thanked Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Flowers for their generous contribution to SCLC and to express his appreciation and gratitude for their support toward the Civil Right Movement.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

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."

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

List of Persons to Meet Governor Rockefeller

This document is a copy of the list of people who are scheduled to meet Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Letter from Ms. Joan Daves to Mr. Gosta Dahl

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In this letter, dated June 11, 1964 to Mr. Gosta Dahl, Joan Daves expresses the importance of "Why We Can't Wait" and why they feel it is a "...potentially more successful" work than Dr. King's other two books. Accordingly, they request minimum advance and royalty schedules. She asks that Mr. Dahl check with the Swedish publishers to see if they would raise their offer, for the use of Dr. King's work.

Thursday, June 11, 1964

Operation Breadbasket Program Hosts MLK

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This program acts as proof of direct action as Dr. King, Reverend Newberry, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Reverend Johnson present Operation Breadbasket to New Friendship Church.

Thursday, May 26, 1966

Letter from Max Goldberg to MLK

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Max Goldberg asserts that the interview conducted with Dr. King a year ago serves relevance for the current progression attempts for the American Negro. Mr. Goldberg is attempting to produce copies of the interview and distribute them to various cities.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963

Letter from Emmitt LaMarr to MLK

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Emmitt LaMarr writes Dr. King about the status of his proposal to the National Dairy Products Corporation regarding Operation Breadbasket. Although LaMarr does not hold an executive position with the corporation, he assures Dr. King his efforts are not in vain.

Monday, July 17, 1967

Ben Shahn on Human Rights

The following brochure advertises the contents associated with the Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in Washington, D.C. This particular exhibition sponsored by Ben Shahn highlights the subject of human rights. The brochure contains sketches of Gandhi and Dr. King.

Telegram from John E. Fogarty to MLK

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In this telegram, John E. Fogarty writes Dr. King in support of the Administration Bill.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Letter from Congressman Edward R. Roybal to MLK

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California Congressman Roybal responds to a message from Dr. King regarding the seating of the Mississippi delegation. Roybal reminds Dr. King of his record on matters related to civil rights.

Tuesday, January 5, 1965

Letter from T. W. Cole Sr. to MLK

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The General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity sends Dr. King a contribution to aid the SCLC in the quest for "human dignity." Dr. King was inducted into Alpha Phi Alpha at Boston University in 1952.

Monday, August 12, 1963

Letter from Shelia Mills to MLK

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Shelia Mills, a 7th grade student, commends Dr. King for his efforts within the nonviolence movement and for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sunday, December 13, 1964

MLK Sermon: Non-Conformist

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Dr. King delivers this sermon at Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia. He references the statement Representative Julian Bond made regarding the Vietnam War and discusses the responsibility of Christians to be morally noble instead of socially respectable. He references multiple biblical figures and explains the importance of not conforming to society.

Sunday, January 16, 1966

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