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Letter from the N.H.W.P.A to Dr. King

This anonymous author writes Dr. King expressing his dislike of African Americans.

Letter from Kennon Brownlee to MLK

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Kennon R. Brownlee, a social science major at Bishop College, asks Dr. King for his opinion concerning the war in Vietnam.

Thursday, October 12, 1967

Letter from David Morgan to Mrs. King

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David Morgan writes this letter of condolence to Coretta Scott King following Dr. King's assassination.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter of Support to MLK

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Although unable to send financial support, the author expresses "intense admiration" for Dr. King's leadership and courage.

Wednesday, January 3, 1962

Letter from Bayard Rustin to MLK

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Bayard Rustin informs Dr. King that Sydney Vincent, the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, would like to gather the major Jewish organizational leaders to discuss Dr. King's work in Cleveland, Ohio.

Friday, July 7, 1967

Letter from William A. Lawson to MLK

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William A. Lawson extends an invitation for Dr. King to speak to an assembly at Texas Southern University.

Friday, May 1, 1964

Mission to Mississippi : Invitation to a Conference

This document lists Dr. King and other clergymen as they invite selected religious leaders to a conference entitled "Mission to Mississippi." The Mission is in support for the Freedom Riders of 1961. It will be a one day event to be held in Jackson, Mississippi on July 20, 1961.

Letter from Sidney Eisenberger to MLK

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Sidney Eisenberger sends a donation and words of encouragement to Dr. King. He praises Dr. King's work, particularly the focus on political involvement. He humorously writes that he hopes that he will one day be so unconscious of color that he will "feel free to regard a negro auto driver with the same venomous hatred I give to white drivers."

Wednesday, December 20, 1961

Letter from Norman R. Snook to MLK

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Mr. Norman Snook of the United Christian Center invites Dr. King to come preach at the Ohio State University United Chapel.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

etter from Mrs. Howard Wood to MLK

Mrs. Howard Wood conveys her support to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement after reading the novel "Stride Toward Freedom."

Letter to MLK from Vice President Hubert Humphrey

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In this letter, U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey thanks Dr. King for his support and applauds him for all his hard work, while commenting on fair and decent housing.

Thursday, June 15, 1967

Letter from Ernest Shaefer to Dora McDonald

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Ernest Shaefer, the Executive Secretary of Hadley Executive Committee, attempts to reschedule an event previously canceled by Dr. King. Shaefer informs Dr. King's secretary, Ms. McDonald, of the hundreds of people that purchased tickets to attend the event and their desire to have it rescheduled.

Friday, January 13, 1967

Letter from Joseph W. Williams to MLK

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Joseph W. Williams congratulates Dr. King on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wednesday, November 4, 1964

Letter to Mr. Walter Simcich from MLK

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Dr. King informs Walter Simcich that he is "deeply grateful" to have been extended this invitation. Furthermore, Dr. King notifies Mr. Simcich that he is unable to accept this speaking engagement due to his heavy schedule involving the nonviolence movement.

Tuesday, September 7, 1965

Letter from MLK to Clair Engle

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Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Senator Clair Engle's support in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from Menno Klassen to MLK

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Menno Klassen offers support on behalf of the Peace Committee of the Mennonite Central Committee for Dr. King's stance on the Vietnam War. Klassen explains that Dr. King is facing the same opposition that Jesus Christ did because he is continuing Jesus' work.

Monday, April 24, 1967

Letter from Peter Mullin to MLK

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Peter Mullin of the Gold Key Society of Boston College writes Dr. King informing him of being awarded the Gold Key Award.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Letter from Esther G. Stone to MLK

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Esther G. Stone writes to Dr. King to express her opinions on Negro leadership, American politics, and the Vietnam War. Stone writes that President Lyndon Johnson has done so much for Negroes and that Mrs. Johnson did not deserve the hurtful remarks of Eartha Kitt.

Sunday, January 21, 1968

Thank You Letter from MLK to Anne Eaton

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In this letter Dr. King expresses his appreciation for Mrs. Eaton's contribution of $500 to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King emphasizes the importance of such financial support in maintaining the organization's efforts.

Friday, May 5, 1967

Letter from Mrs. A. P. Boynton to MLK

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Mrs. A.P, Boynton, chairman of the Dallas County Voters League, informs Dr. King of unjust treatment towards colored women employed at Dunn's Rest Home. Due to physical abuse from the rest home's owner Charles E. Dunn, many of the women left. The Dallas County Voters League also requests a sewing machine from Dr. King to assist the women with "gainful employment."

Saturday, November 30, 1963

Letter from Miss Shirley Wright to Mrs. King

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Mrs. King writes Shirley Wright of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, thanking her for the copy of the "We Shall Overcome" record.

Thursday, February 3, 1966

Letter from Thein Wah to MLK

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Thein Wah expresses appreciation to Dr. King for his efforts in leading peace marches in New York, New York and San Francisco, California.

Thursday, April 20, 1967

Letter From MLK to John R. Kellam Regarding Vietnam War

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Dr. King thanks Kellam for not only his letter but for forwarding a letter from Democratic Rhode Island Senator John Pastore. All three men oppose the war in Vietnam, and Dr. King responds that is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the reasons behind US foreign policy.

Thursday, July 13, 1967

Letter from W.J. Hurt to MLK

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W.J. Hurts thanks Dr. King for his tireless efforts to call for an end to the Vietnam war. He notes that although he doesn't agree with Dr. King on most things, he definitely can stand with him on his position regarding Vietnam.

Sunday, August 13, 1967

Letter from P. Charles to MLK

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P. Charles, President of the Hyderabad Lutheran Church in India, writes Dr. King to commend him on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and also to congratulate him on the landslide election victory of President Lyndon Johnson.

Friday, November 6, 1964

Letter from Thomas R. Hughes to MLK

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Thomas R. Hughes, Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, sends Dr. King Orville Freeman's Senate testimony on the Department's efforts to improve nutrition for low-income families and provide food assistance throughout the country.

Tuesday, August 8, 1967

Letter from Al Fann to MLK About Hunter College Program

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In this letter A1 Fann, director of A1 Fann & Co., gives an overview of the company and it's founding while offering up the services of the company under the direction of Dr. King.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Letter from Noel N. Marder to MLK

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Noel N. Marder, manager of the Negro Heritage Library, encloses a silver certificate from a coin shop to attempt to amuse Dr. King. Mr. Marder also hopes to connect with Dr. King to discuss his thoughts regarding the new plans that are in a stage of creation.

Thursday, January 18, 1968

Letter from Glenn E. Smiley to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Smiley requests an endorsement from Dr. King on the creation of a non-violent training film by The Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Thursday, May 27, 1965

Letter from M. C. Chagla to MLK

On behalf of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the president, C. Chagla invites Dr. King to deliver the seventh series of Azad Memorial Lectures.

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