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Letter from Philip M. Weightman to MLK

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Philip Weightman invites Dr. King to attend the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education's conference at the Dinkler Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Weightman also briefly explains what will be discussed at the conference.

Friday, January 3, 1964

Letter from Homer Littlefield McCall to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. McCall requests that Dr. King send the certificate of his ordination from Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Thursday, September 21, 1967

Letter from Armour G. McDaniel to MLK

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Armour G. McDaniel, Director of the Small Business Development Center, writes Dr. King to alert him that government assistance to low-income individuals is at risk. Mr. McDaniel describes the Small Business Administration's initiative to assist poor Negroes and states that since the Economic Opportunity Act of 1966 was amended, not a single loan has been granted in Atlantic or Cape May Counties by the SBA.

Monday, March 20, 1967

Letter to MLK from the Women For: Organization

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The WOMEN FOR: organization sent Dr. King a letter with their enclosed policy regarding the conflict in Vietnam. Women For: is a non-partisan civic organization that is actively involved in local, national, and international affairs. The group of over 2,000 women believed, unanimously, that the United States should cease all military occupation.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Letter from Charles H. K. to MLK

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Charles H. K., from the University of Montreal, encloses a financial contribution and informs Dr. King that he is moving to Canada and would like information on how to continue his contributions.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965

Letter from Adam C. Powell to MLK

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Minister Powell commends Dr. King on his recent message at the 157th Anniversary of Abyssinian Baptist Church. He also encloses a donation to the SCLC.

Tuesday, November 16, 1965

Letter from Cass Canfield to MLK

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Cass Canfield, of Harper and Row, requests for Dr. King to give commentary on Louis Lomax's book "The Negro Revolt."

Thursday, August 16, 1962

Letter from Jean Tisdale to MLK

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Jean Tisdale, a student at Mills College in Oakland, California, writes Dr. King and requests an account of his personal experiences concerning problems in the South and the Negro's stride toward equality.

Friday, March 30, 1962

Letter from Faye Drake to MLK

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Fay Drake of the Youth Department of the St. John Evangelist Baptist Church invites Dr. King to the church's Negro History Week celebration.

Friday, January 29, 1965

Letter from Michael George to MLK

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Mr. George expresses his views on Dr. King's response to the riots Dr. King assisted in ending.

Thursday, December 5, 1968

Letter from Mildred Hood to MLK

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Mildred Hood explains to Dr. King what she and her daughter experienced at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Hood wants to know what she can do about the situation.

Saturday, May 7, 1966

Paix, Bonheur, Sante et Amour pour l'an 1960

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Dr. King received this card from the editor of the French tabloid Paris-Jour (Paris Day). The headline reads, "Peace, Happiness, Health and Love for the Year 1960."

Friday, January 1, 1960

Letter from James L. Davis to MLK

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Here a retired minister offers support and good wishes to Dr. King while pleading with him to reconsider his stance on Vietnam.

Saturday, November 11, 1967

Telegram from Sargent Shriver to MLK

During the year of 1967, Sargent Shriver served as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity and created several community oriented programs. Shriver sends this telegram to Dr. King informing his support. Shriver appreciates King's ability to be forthright on the condemnation of lawless behavior and causes of social unrest. He agrees that "America must quickly develop and support adequate programs to remove these causes."

Letter from House Speaker John W. McCormack to MLK

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Massachusetts Democratic Congressman and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack thanks Dr. King for a recent telegram and agrees with the views Dr. King expressed.

Monday, May 15, 1967

Letter from MLK to Jefferson Poland

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Poland for sharing his story and comments that the story shows "that it is possible to grow and change after a long heritage of prejudice."

Friday, November 16, 1962

Letter from Ms. Dora McDonald to Mrs. Epworth about an Invitation

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Here, Ms. McDonald offers a belated reply to Mrs. Epworth regarding an invitation for Dr. King and his family to dine with the Epworth family. Dr. King does not decline the invitation, but instead takes a raincheck due to an unpredictable schedule.

Friday, January 12, 1968

Letter to the Montgomery Advertiser

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The Southern Negro Leaders Conference expresses their appreciation to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Friday, January 11, 1957

Letter from Addele Dunn to MLK

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Mrs. Dunn writes Dr. King describing her living conditions in the south side of Chicago. Dr. King is currently in Chicago advocating for the citizens of the city.

Sunday, January 30, 1966

Letter from MLK to Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Hartford Meeting of Friends

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Dr. King commends the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Hartford Meeting of Friends for pursuing an initiative to buy a home in an all white section of Hartford, Connecticut. He proudly supports the project and extends his best wishes.

Thursday, July 1, 1965

Letter from Theodore R. Britton Jr. to MLK

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Theodore R. Britton promotes the candidacy of Dr. King for the pastorship of Riverside Church throughout this letter. Britton also asserts that New York is in need of Dr. King's leadership and sermons.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

Letter Starlet Roberts to MLK

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In this letter, Starlet Roberts, a fifth grade student, asks Dr. King for a picture for her class book of Famous Negroes.

Thursday, February 15, 1968

Letter from Major J. Jones to MLK

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Major J. Jones writes to Dr. King, offering to host the SCLC's Annual Spring Board Meeting in Chattanooga, where he is a district superintendent of the Methodist Church. Mr. Jones mentions that having the SCLC in Chattanooga would help the city. However, Dr. King couldn't accept Mr. Jones' invitation due to prior arrangements to host the 1965 SCLC Spring Board Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Monday, November 16, 1964

Letter from Burke Marshall to MLK

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Burke Marshall, Assistant Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice, responds to Dr. King's telegram requesting a Federal investigation concerning an incident involving Mr. Toomes Clendon and Sheriff W. E. Hammond. In closing, Marshall assures the Reverend that appropriate action will be taken should a violation be involved.

Friday, July 13, 1962

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK Regarding an Outstanding Balance

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Mr. Mays, President of Morehouse College, informs Dr. King of the new student dormitory and inquires about a donation to pay for the cost to furnish one room.

Wednesday, January 23, 1963

Memo from Tom Offenburger to SCLC Chicago Staff

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Tom Offenburger writes to the SCLC Chicago Office Staff Steering Committee concerning phone call procedures. Offenburger asserts that answering the phone with "Operation Breadbasket" will not reveal the broader interest of the SCLC, and suggests answering the phone with, "good morning, SCLC."

Wednesday, January 10, 1968

Draft Letter from MLK to Donald DuMont

This draft by Dr. King addresses the goals and similarities of the SCLC with Christian principles. He asserts that the aims of the SCLC "...are [to] work to provide those same basic needs for all men."

Letter from Harry H. Wachtel to Charles W. Englehard

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Harry Wachtel writes Charles Englehard thanking him for his payment of $5,000 toward a $15,000 pledge to The American Foundation On Nonviolence. He states that his initial contribution was extremely helpful in registering African Americans in Mississippi and other southern states.

Wednesday, March 20, 1968

Letter from Eugene Exman to MLK

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Mr. Exman writes to Dr. King to inform him that the Religious Book Club has chosen "Strength to Love" as a selection. Exman adds that 9,000 advance copies will be published despite concerns about the book's reception in the south.

Tuesday, May 28, 1963

Robert Garrett Asks Dr. King for Information

Robert Garrett writes Dr. King to find out more information about the goals of his organization. Dr. King decides to send a brochure.

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