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Briefing Sheet on Cleveland's Civil Rights Issues

This document contains the briefing notes on Cleveland's Civil Rights Issues.

Royalty Statement from Joan Daves to MLK

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This statement from Dr. King?s literary agent reflects monies earned from the German pocketbook edition of "Why We Can't Wait."

Monday, August 23, 1965

Telegram from MLK and Joseph Lowery to William Anderson

Joseph E. Lowery and Dr. King addressed this telegram to William Anderson asking him to attend a SCLC board meeting regarding the Poor People's Campaign.

Evil

Dr. King outlines Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus' insights on the question of evil.

Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty Members List

This document lists members of the Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty, Commission on National Programs and Policies as of December 1965.

Letter from Richard Boone Regarding Child Development Program in Mississippi

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Richard Boone, Executive Director of Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty, encloses a news release regarding the upcoming opening of the Child Development Group of Mississippi.

Thursday, February 2, 1967

Schleiermacher and Original Sin

This note card documents a passage from Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith" regarding original sin. Dr. King's note collection contains many cards that reference the theologian's work and ideas.

Hegel System Diagram

Dr. King outlines notes regarding Hegel's system, which includes logic, nature, the mind and the spirit.

Seasons Greetings from Roy Hamilton to MLK

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Roy Hamilton writes Dr. King to send Seasons Greetings to him and his family.

Saturday, December 14, 1963

Letter from David Mays to Dora McDonald

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David Mays, Chairman of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Austin Peay State College in Clarksville, Tennessee, participates in a continued correspondence with Dora McDonald. Mays inquires if the speech he requested will be under separate cover, as it was not enclosed in the recent letter. He also requests Dr. King's permission to make copies of the speech in order to pass out to students in his Principles of Rhetoric class.

Monday, October 28, 1963

Letter from Corinne B. Hill and Harold Stassen to Dora McDonald

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Harold Stassen correspond with Dora McDonald expressing gratitude for a letter sent a few days earlier. The letter involves a book to be written by Dr. King.

Thursday, January 12, 1967

The Commercial Appeal: But No Services

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This photo and accompanying caption relate the story of Dr. King and an associate clerical organization conducting a silent vigil at Arlington National Cemetery after being blocked judicially from holding a memorial service in that venue.

Sunday, January 7, 1968

Letter from J. Campe to MLK

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J. Campe informs Dr. King of the expenses for the Spanish pocket book edition of "Why We Can't Wait" and encloses a royalty check.

Friday, February 3, 1967

Postcard to MLK on Dallas Police

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This newspaper clipping makes reference to an article about the Dallas Police Department's effort to recruit Negro police officers.

Monday, March 18, 1968

Letter from Richard C. Gilman to Miss Dora McDonald

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Richard C. Gilman is pleased that Dr. King has accepted the speaking engagement located at Occidental College and informs Miss McDonald of the honorarium he will be receiving.

Monday, November 14, 1966

Committee of Responsibility to Save War Burned and War Injured Vietnamese Children

The Committee of Responsibility to Save War Burned and War Injured Vietnamese Children announces a program that will bring war-maimed children from Vietnam to the United Stares for medical treatment.

How Do You View the Progress in School Desegregation?

In this special for the New York Times, Dr. King shares his opinion on the progress made in desegregating schools.

Telegram from Patricia E. Smith to MLK

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Patricia E. Smith writes Dr. King to congratulate him "on dignity maintained and balanced general gently Christian position."

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Letter from Harry Wachtel to Owen Hungerford Regarding Finances

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Harry Wachtel informs Owen Hungerford that Dr. King has approved the enclosed financial statement. Relative tax exemption material is also forwarded.

Monday, December 12, 1966

Johnson Said to be Choice of Negroes

Kivie Kaplan, the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that they would be endorsing Johnson for President. Kaplan said their decision was not made lightly, and they will always endorse the candidate who has a principle of equality for all.

Letter from Dora McDonald to Ozell Sutton

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Ms. McDonald responds to Mr. Sutton's request for seventy-five copies of Dr. King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail." She regretfully informs the sender that their office is out of re-prints; however she suggests that he obtain copies of Dr. King's book "Why We Can't Wait" in which the Letter from the Birmingham Jail is printed.

Wednesday, July 1, 1964

Telegram to Alan Reitman from MLK

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Dr. King informs Alan Reitman of the American Civil Liberties Union that he will sign a statement opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate Internal Securities Committee.

Friday, March 1, 1968

Letter from William Kivi to MLK

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William Kivi forwards Dr. King a copy of a postcard addressed to President Lyndon Johnson. The correspondence alleges that the riots occuring in urban cities are a result of a economic stronghold to keep, in Kivi's view, "oppressing the oppressed." Kivi uses an example of California Governor Ronald Reagan's proposal to nix any federal program that supplements the War on Poverty.

Sunday, August 6, 1967

Letter from Gitta Badeker to Dora McDonald

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In this letter, Gitta Badeker, from the office of Joan Daves, informs Dr. King that enclosed are copies of the contract for a Norwegian-language edition of "Where Do We Go from Here. The contract requested for Dr. King to sign and initial.

Thursday, June 8, 1967

Telegram from MLK to the Letters Department at Newsweek Magazine

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Dr. King praises Newsweek magazine for making a persuasive appeal to the conscience and sanity of the nation on the racial crisis which engulfs America.

Tuesday, November 21, 1967

Letter from Annie Grace to MLK

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Thirteen-year-old Annie G. Miller expresses her admiration for Dr. King.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Telegram from President John F. Kennedy to MLK

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President John F. Kennedy invites Dr. King to a meeting of religious leaders to discuss the nation's civil rights problem.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Extreme Unction

Dr. King defines extreme unction from the perspective of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthadox church.

Letter from John H. Herriford to MLK

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John Herriford, a student at the University of Minnesota, offers Dr. King advice on how to improve sit-in demonstrations.

Friday, November 11, 1960

Letter from Ethel Harvey to MLK

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Ethel Harvey writes to Dr. King regarding her desire to support the Civil Rights Movement. She then expresses her ideas towards resolving tension between whites and black relations.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

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