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Letter from Marcellus Biot to Coretta Scott King offering Condolences

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Mr. Biot of Los Angeles, CA offers sympathies to Mrs. King behalf of himself and Mother Green.

Monday, April 8, 1968

Letter from G. P. Beckman to MLK

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G. P. Beckman writes to Dr. King expressing his appreciation for people of similar faith. He asserts that he loves the black race as a whole and because of this love he does not want his children to grow up and experience similar persecutions.

Thursday, November 3, 1960

Statement from the Commission on Civil Rights

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Clarence H. Hunter issued this statement to share the news that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights would be holding a public hearing in Montgomery, Alabama to collect information regarding the condition of African Americans in Alabama. Hunter states the purpose of the Commission's investigation and names the notable members of the investigation.

Wednesday, March 27, 1968

Letter from Ernest Shaefer to Dora McDonald

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Ernest Shaefer, the Executive Secretary of Hadley Executive Committee of the Kennett Consolidated School, contacts Ms. McDonald in an attempt to reschedule an event cancelled by Dr. King.

Thursday, January 5, 1967

Letter from Charles E. Rogers to MLK

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Charles Rogers writes Dr. King expressing his grief because of King's recent "allegiance to the communist cause in Southeast Asia." Rogers states that because of Dr. King's speech, his fame will face a decline and people will ask, "who is Martin Luther King?"

Friday, April 14, 1967

Letter from MLK to Sr. Joao Carlos Meirelles

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Dr. King informs Sr. Meirelles that prior commitments regarding the Right-to-Vote Campaign in Alabama preclude his ability to attend the conference in Brazil.

Thursday, February 25, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Rabbi Irving J. Block

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Dora McDonald requests Rabbi Irving J. Block contact Stanley Levison, Dr. King's attorney in New York City.

Monday, May 16, 1966

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Flyer

This flyer from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which includes a quotation from Dr. King, encourages membership in the organization.

Plowshare Pledge from Sargent Shriver

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This Plowshare Pledge, signed by Sargent Shriver, vows to use voting powers to have the savings of the military expenses invested in domestic human resources.

Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Anonymous Letter to MLK

The author of this letter requests the help of Dr. King in dealing with the Principal of W. J. Creel School, who is allegedly a racist and uses racial slurs against his students.

A. Philip Randolph Institute Minutes

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These meeting minutes of the Executive Board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute include discussions on the urgent need for legislative action on the Freedom Budget, a possible theoretical and analytical magazine on the Negro struggle for equality, and celebration of Mr. Randolph's 80th birthday.

Tuesday, November 7, 1967

Western Union Telegram from James McDaniel to MLK

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Mr. McDaniel invites Dr. King to serve as a member of the executive committee of the National Citizens Committee for the Child Development Program in Mississippi.

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Letter from MLK to Benjamin E. Mays regarding Contribution to Morehouse College

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In this letter, Dr. King pledges a donation in the amount of $225 to Morehouse College President, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, for dormitory renovations.

Monday, October 1, 1962

Invitation from President Kennedy to MLK

The President of the United States invites Dr. King to attend a luncheon at the White House.

Letter from W. Warner Beckett to MLK

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Mr. Beckett, a publisher at New Lady Magazine, writes to Dr. King requesting that he lead an "armada" of people with the intent of focusing on businesses and industries. Mr. Beckett believes that Negroes and concerned whites should fight against large businesses by "diverting money from key industries."

Friday, June 23, 1967

Long Distance Call List for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. King received many calls from around the country wishing him well, following his 1958 stabbing. Here is an example of a few of those long distance phone calls to Dr. King.

Wednesday, September 24, 1958

Draft Letter from MLK to Mrs. Smock

Dr. King apologizes for responding to Mrs. Smock's letter over a year late, but extends gratitude for the invitation to her art exhibition. Dr. King affirms that if he is in Atlanta during the time of her exhibition he and Coretta will attend.

World's Fair "Stall-In"

Dr. King comments on a civil rights demonstration scheduled to be held at the World Fair. This united act is aimed to address Negro civil concerns in relation to unified housing, education, and employment.

Letter from Rev. George Bett to MLK's Secretary

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Rev. George Bett of St. John's Cathedral Church in Rhodesia, writes Dr. King's secretary to request a copy of King's recent address called "Address to the Churches" on a record.

Monday, January 22, 1968

List of Messages to MLK

A list of messages including names, dates, and organizations intended for Dr. King, soliciting his response.

Letter from MLK to William Grayson

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Dr. King replies to William Grayson regarding a speaking engagement in Huntington, West Virginia. The "People to People" tour prevents Dr. King from accepting the invitation.

Tuesday, June 19, 1962

Letter from AJ Muste to MLK

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A.J. Muste encloses a letter from Cherian Thomas to Dr. King and references a previous telegram he sent congratulating Dr. King on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Monday, October 19, 1964

Telegram from Governor Edmund Brown to MLK

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Governor Brown writes to Dr. King protesting the brutal treatment of Negro citizens in Selma, Alabama.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Postcard from the Mayor of Jerusalem to MLK

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The Mayor of Jerusalem sends Dr. King a panoramic postcard of the city.

Tuesday, January 24, 1967

Letter From Elaine Kennedy to MLK Regarding the Media

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In this document Kennedy, a medical secretary, writes to Dr. King expressing her political concern in reference to the use of racial designations in the media.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves Regarding International Travel

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Joan Daves informs Dr. King that she telephoned Mr. Smeaton regarding lodging arrangements in London and Berlin.

Tuesday, September 15, 1964

Letter from David Caputo to MLK

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David Caputo extends an invitation to Dr. King to speak at Miami University. Mr. Captuo requests that Dr. King responds in a timely manner so that honorarium can be negotiated.

Saturday, June 22, 1963

War

Dr. King quotes Napoleon, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Gen. Omar Bradley on war as impractical.

God

Dr. King cites "Totem and Tabu" and "The Future of an Illusion" for Sigmund Freud's view on the origin of the idea of God.

A Letter to Advisory Council Member from Robert L. Green

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In this correspondence, Robert L. Green writes an Advisory Council member concerning the Chicago adult education project. Mr. Green notifies the member that due to a reduced monetary grant from the federal government, the program will officially close.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

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