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What Martin Luther King Really Has on His Mind

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The Detroit Free Press reviewed Dr. King's last book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" The review examines Dr. King's stance on the slogan "Black Power," his disappointment with moderation and his views against the Vietnam War. According to Dr. King, "The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America."

Sunday, July 9, 1967

Letter from Robert Lee Hill to MLK

Robert Lee Hill writes to inform Dr. King of the discrimination taking place in the United States Post Office. He then requests the help of the Reverend to put an end to it.

Letter from MLK to Sarah Harvey

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Dr. King thanks Miss Harvey of Oxford, England for her contribution to his cause. He suggests that she inquire about any regulations governing money coming from England to the US. He also expresses his hope to meet her in his travels.

Tuesday, November 28, 1961

Letter from MLK to Beatrice Rosselll

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Dr. King takes an opportunity to express gratitude for Beatrice Rossell's support to the civil rights movement. He addresses her inquiry regarding his activities with the Highlander Folk School and possible Communist ties. Rossell received a picture of Dr. King at Highlander and the caption addressed him as a Communist.

Wednesday, September 23, 1964

Press Release: SCLC Add New Members

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The SCLC reports about the six new members added to its executive board during the Annual Convention held in Savannah, Ga.

Monday, October 19, 1964

MLK's Crawfordville, Georgia Speech

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Dr. King rallies the people to keep pushing forward with nonviolent actions to gain freedom and dignity as human beings.

Monday, October 11, 1965

Thank you from SCLC to donor Dr. Jerry Flint

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Dr. King is writing to express his deep appreciation for the generous contribution made by Jerry Flint. He acknowledges the importance of the continuous support of the contributors so that the fight for social justice and peace can continue.

Monday, March 25, 1968

Syllabus In Christian Education

This syllabus outlines the various elements of a course entitled "Christian Education" from Dr. King's experience at Crozer Theological Seminary.

Handwritten Notecard about Peace

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines J Maritain's views on Peace, from the book Christianity and Democracy.

Jesus Christ

Dr. King quotes St. Irenaeus of Lyons.

The False God of Money

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This sermon titled "The False God of Money" was preached by Dr. King on July 19, 1953. Dr. King raised a question to his congregation stating, "Will you serve the transitory god of money which is here today and gone tomorrow or will you serve the eternal God of the universe who is the same yesterday, today and forever?"

Sunday, July 19, 1953

Revolt Without Violence - The Negroes' New Strategy

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In this 1960 U.S. News & World Report article, Dr. King discusses the lunch counter sit-in movement spurring across the American South, the nonviolent approach to civil rights demonstrations, and the evolving status of the Negro.

Monday, March 21, 1960

Letter from Benjamin Spock to MLK

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Benjamin Spock, Co-Chairman for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, solicits Dr. King as a sponsor for a testimonial dinner. The committee will honor Max Youngstein with its Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award at the dinner.

Tuesday, September 15, 1964

Nobel Foundation's Invitation to Dr. and Mrs. King

The Consul General of Sweden requests the presence of both Dr. and Mrs. King. The Kings are offered an invitation to meet the director of the Nobel Foundation and attend a reception in New York.

Is It Wrong to Segregate?

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This Sermon titled "Is It Wrong to Segregate?" was delivered by the Reverend A. L. Kendrick on June 5, 1960. He expounds on several topics including equal rights, communism and the political element of the government.

Sunday, June 5, 1960

Letter from Maynard Gertler to MLK

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Maynard Gertler writes Dr. King requesting a copy of his speech given during the March on Washington. Additionally Gertler requests speeches by Baynard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph. Gertler also mentions that he was present when Dr. King spoke in Montreal last year.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963

Telegram from Thompson Bradley and Others to MLK

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The Pennsylvania Universities Council on Problems of War and Peace express their support to Dr. King.

Sunday, February 12, 1967

Letter from MLK to Rev. Kelly Miller Smith

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Dr. King sends a letter to Rev. Kelly Miller Smith about other correspondence written in preparation for a meeting.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Kingdom of God

Dr. King notes the origin of the ideology of God having sovereign rule over the universe.

Letter from Theo Roling to MLK

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Theo Roling writes Dr. King requesting an autographed photograph for his collection.

Tuesday, August 29, 1967

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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In this letter, Joan Daves informs Dr. King of updates regarding the advertisement of "Why We Can't Wait". Joan Daves also discusses a conversation they previously had on the phone and gives an explanation of her actions.

Tuesday, July 21, 1964

St. Augustine, Florida: 400 Years of Bigotry and Hate

The SCLC compiled and published this pamphlet about St. Augustine, Florida, describing a long history of racial discrimination and segregation supported by Northern tourism.

Letter from J. Campe to MLK about Selections from "Strength to Love"

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In this letter, Campe encloses payment for the rights of an English-language textbook to reprint five selections from Dr. King's "Strength to Love".

Friday, December 30, 1966

Discipline

Dr. King records a quote from Proverbs 13:24 regarding discipline and corporal punishment.

Kierkegaard

Dr. King records Soren Kierkegaard’s definition of the existential moment.

Paul's Letter to American Christians Notes

These notes are in reference to a sermon given by Dr. King. The sermon, "Paul's Letter to American Christians," was included in the publishing of Dr. King's second book. Following the popularity of his first narrative, "Stride Toward Freedom," Dr. King was asked to compile some of his sermons into a book entitled "Strength to Love."

Letter from MLK to SNCC's John Lewis Regarding the Nobel Peace Prize

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Dr. King extends gratitude to John Lewis, Chairman of SNCC, for his encouraging letter upon the announcement of Dr. King being chosen to receive the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King states he does not accept this award as a tribute to himself, but as a tribute to the entire Civil Rights Movement. Lewis was regarded as a key SNCC leader and became the US Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district in 1987.

Tuesday, November 3, 1964

MLK's Statement on Church Bombing in Leesburg, GA

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MLK expresses his clear disgust with the actions of the civil rights resisters, denouncing their bombing of a local church.

Wednesday, August 15, 1962

Community Salute to MLK Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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This program outlines an event to celebrate Dr. King's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. The event takes place in New York City on December 17, 1964.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

MLK Request from Princeton Committee for Negotiation Now

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Mary Temple of the Princeton Committee for Negotiation, invites Dr. King to make an appearance at a fundraising event.

Friday, November 10, 1967

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