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Letter from Boston University Graduate School

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Ms. Bessie A. Ring, a representative from the Boston University Graduate School registrar's office, highlights and outlines various changes that have been made to the leaflet on the "Preparation of the Dissertation for the Ph.D. Degree."

Friday, October 9, 1953

Letter from Philip Foubert to Joan Daves

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This letter dated November 28, 1964, was sent to Joan Daves from Philip Foubert. Foubert, editor of ECHO at Seattle Prep, writes to Joan Daves requesting that Dr. King write a "short letter, suitable for publication in our yearbook and addressed to the students of Seattle Prep."

Saturday, November 28, 1964

Letter from John Brooks to MLK

John Brooks affirms the importance of Dr. King's work and informs Dr. King of an enclosed contribution to the SCLC.

SCLC Resolution on 1966 Civil Rights Act

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At its Tenth Annual Convention, the SCLC Board adopts a resolution calling upon President Johnson and Congress to reverse a vote on Title IV (Open Housing) of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 that effectively permits discrimination in the sale or rental of private housing. It also faults the Administration for failure to enforce Title VI (Ban on Federal Funds for Segregated Programs and Schools) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and for inadequate appointment of voter examiners under the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Thursday, August 11, 1966

Anonymous Letter to MLK

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An anonymous writer sends a letter to Dr. King and several other civil rights leaders. Although the exact message of the letter is unclear, the writer quotes numerous Biblical passages and Christian prayers. The writer, intermittently, also refers to the recipient as "Michael."

Friday, August 5, 1966

John Cowles Views on Asia

Dr. King records the views of John Cowles, chairman of Look magazine and president of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Cowles stated that the US is losing its grip on "the minds of men" worldwide, thanks in part to the US' inability to express sympathy for the Asian community after World War II.

Science and Religion

Dr. King documents a quote regarding science and religion from "The Finding of God."

Jesus Christ (good will)

Dr. King references H. Richard Niebuhr's statement, "Christ is the Rosetta Stone of Christianity." He also talks about archaeological discoveries and translating languages.

I Have A Dream

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Dr. King delivered the "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Along with Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," it is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all time.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963

International Convention of Christian Churches Session Schedule

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This program for the International Convention of Christian Churches provides an itinerary for a one-day session taking place in Dallas, Texas. A. Dale Fiers, Executive Secretary, sends this final letter to coordinate all aspects and help guide participants. Dr. King is listed on the schedule as a guest speaker and intends to deliver an address entitled "Beyond Discovery Love."

Wednesday, September 14, 1966

Letter from Frederic M. Hudson to MLK Regarding an Invitation

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In this letter, Mr. Hudson, a Chaplain at Colby College, extends Dr. King an invitation to speak at the college. Mr. Hudson also offers some of the students to be possible volunteers for Dr. King.

Tuesday, July 11, 1967

Man

Dr. King writes about man, as discussed in the Old Testament passages, Hosea 10: 13 and 14.

Letter from the Chairman of the Martin Luther King Fund to MLK

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The Chairman of the Martin Luther King Fund informs Dr. King that they have distributed copies of the Letter from Birmingham Jail. Those who read the letter were impressed and described it as a "masterful job." The organization contributes to the SCLC for lobbying the passage of the President's Civil Rights Bill.

Thursday, August 1, 1963

Letter from Tadashi Akaishi to MLK Requesting Permission to Publish MLK's Dissertation

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This letter from Tadashi Akaishi to Dr. King requests background information and the rights to publish Dr. King's dissertation.

Friday, March 26, 1965

Holiday Card from Iris Ambrose to MLK

Iris Ambrose Sends Dr. King a Christmas card, in which she relays a message from a Rev. Robinson.

Letter from MLK to Peter Mansfield

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Dr. King accepts the invitation extended by Peter Mansfield, Acting President of the National Union of South African Students, to give the opening address for the organization's 41st Annual Congress at the University of Natal in South Africa.

Wednesday, November 3, 1965

Telegram from Washington CORE to MLK

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The Washington CORE asks Dr. King to clear up the apparent misunderstanding that Dr. King approves of Coleman for the fifth circuit.

Wednesday, July 14, 1965

Letter from MLK to H. A. Cruse

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Dr. King extends support to H. A. Cruse, an individual whose constitutional rights were violated. Dr. King emphasizes that it is not just Negroes who have been "subjected to victimization resulting from failure of Southern law enforcement authorities to follow constitutional practices."

Wednesday, February 9, 1966

Letter from H. Robert Gemmer to MLK

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The Rev. H. Robert Gemmer, of the Utica Area Council of Churches, donates one share of Commonwealth Life Insurance Company stock to Dr. King in support of the SCLC.

Thursday, December 1, 1966

Exodus

Dr. King cites several scriptures from the Biblical book of Exodus. Highlighted topics include knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of God, and sin.

Letter from Sandra Greenia to MLK

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Sandra Greenia requests that Dr. King send her some information regarding integration. She emphasizes that she gained a lot by living in various integrated U.S. Naval Bases.

Monday, November 4, 1963

Letter from Dora McDonald to Dwight Campbell

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Miss McDonald regretfully informs Mr. Campbell that Dr. King is unable to attend the October 7th Methodist Youth Fellowship engagement.

Monday, September 28, 1964

Our Struggle

Dr. King drafts this speech entitled "Our Struggle" for the April 1956 publication of Liberation. Dr. King discusses how both whites and blacks have internalized a caste system that perpetuates Negroes as inferior beings. He speculates that racial peace is maintained in the caste system due to harsh discrimination and a loss of faith in the black community. Dr. King states that the shift in race relations, and subsequent tension, occurred when Negroes "began to re-evaluate themselves," finding self-respect and dignity.

Note from Dora McDonald to MLK

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In this notice, Dora McDonald informed Dr. King that Rev. Jackson visited the office and that he has a engagement for January 1, 1963.

Tuesday, August 21, 1962

Letter from Professor Clyde Manschreck to MLK

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Clyde L. Manschreck, a professor of church history at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, asks permission to include "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" in his upcoming collection entitled "History of Christianity from the Reformation to the Present," as well as the letter that inspired it.

Sunday, July 7, 1963

Letter from Randall Elias to MLK

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Randall Elias offers the support of himself and the North Shore Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action for the civil rights march from Chicago to Springfield.

Thursday, May 27, 1965

Telegram from Curtis W. Harris to Dora McDonald

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Curtis Harris, President of the Virginia State unit of the SCLC, asks Miss McDonald to confirm some scheduled dates that have been previously discussed with Dr. King.

Monday, April 5, 1965

Bob Fitch Passes Letter to MLK Through Secretary McDonald

Bob Fitch makes mention of a letter that he feels would be of interest to Dr. King.

Letter from The Charlotte News to MLK

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George Willhite, of The Charlotte News, asks Dr. King to comment on accusations of him being a communist. A reader had seen a photo of Dr. King at an allegedly communist school in Tennessee. Willhite asks Dr. King to explain the circumstances of the picture.

Monday, January 3, 1966

Thank You Letter from Dr. King to Eartha Kitt

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In this letter, Dr. King is expressing his deep apprecitation to Eartha Kitt for her contribution to the Southern Chrisitan Leadership Conference.

Tuesday, December 18, 1962

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