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Revised Grant Award Letter from Otis Roberts

Otis Roberts lists changes to a grant awarded by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Letter from Wendell P. Whalum to Fellow Morehouse Alumnus

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Wendell P. Whalum informs the alumni of Morehouse College about the events that will place during inaugural week.

Thursday, January 11, 1968

Letter of Response from Clarence B. Jones to J. Saba Alexander

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Clarence Jones responds to Alexander's letter requesting action steps to create an interfaith chapel and memorial library in honor of Dr. King. Jones agrees with the great loss and likewise pledges to continue the work.

Wednesday, April 17, 1968

Letter From Heather Burke to the SCLC

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Heather Burke informs the SCLC of her upcoming attendance as a student at Vanderbilt University. She wishes to volunteer with the organization.

Sunday, August 14, 1966

Letter from Gloria Cantor to Dora McDonald

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Gloria Cantor, of Belafonte Enterprises, wrote to Dora McDonald requesting copies of Dr. King's speech at the Spring Mobilization.

Monday, April 17, 1967

Letter from MLK to Dr. Lester Kendel Jackson

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Dr. King writes to Dr. Jackson of St. Paul Baptist Church regarding Dr. Jackson's recent visit to Atlanta. Dr. King offers a heartfelt apology to Dr. Jackson for not meeting with him due to sequence of miscommunications and unavoidable events.

Monday, April 30, 1962

Letter from Frances Pauley to MLK

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Mrs. Pauley, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Human Relations, thanks Dr. King for his contribution to her organization.

Friday, May 8, 1964

Letter from Norue Crickson to MLK

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Twelve-year-old Norue Crickson commends Dr. King for his civil rights efforts. He expresses that from now on he will offer his "prayers for this cause."

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Letter from Mark Baldwin to MLK about an Interview

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In this letter Mark Baldwin, managing editor of the "Washingtonian" magazine, requests an interview with Dr. King to be conducted by Tom Donnelly.

Tuesday, April 25, 1967

Letter from The Very Rev. Raymond J. Swords to MLK

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Fr. Raymond J. Swords, S.J., President of the College of the Holy Cross, writes to Dr. King, expressing how joyous he was to hear that King was selected as the 1964 Nobel Prize Winner.

Friday, October 30, 1964

Letter from Jack Hopkins to Senator Morse

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In a letter to Senator Wayne L. Morse, Jack Hopkins addresses his personal issues with the United States. He begins with a discussion of the conflict in Vietnam, and believes the United States is handling it poorly. He then expresses his feelings on the Jewish race and the establishment of a Jewish nation. He concludes his letter saying that the United States never tries to solve problems; rather it creates the foundation for a new war.

Saturday, May 6, 1967

Letter to MLK from Eugene Exman of Harper & Brothers, Feb. 15, 1962

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Eugene Exman, of Harper & Brothers, addressed this letter to Dr. King informing him that his first book, "STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM" was chosen as one of 500 books in President Kennedy's collection at the White House. The decision, regarding Dr. King's book was made by the American Booksellers Association. Mr. Exman, lastly, inquired about Dr. King's progress on a manuscript for his second book.

Thursday, February 15, 1962

Letter from Fred C. Becker to MLK

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Fred C. Becker requests Dr. King's schedule of speaking engagements where he plans on selling his books. Becker has published several of Dr. King's books in past.

Thursday, January 25, 1968

Letter from Richard A. Russell to MLK about Integrated Housing

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In this letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Russell inquires about the Federal Housing Administration's decision on the requirements of housing integration.

Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Letter from A. Dale Fiers to MLK

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A. Dale Fiers, Executive Secretary for the International Convention of Christian Churches, informs Dr. King of the order of events to take place at the Dallas Assembly of the International Convention on September 25, 1966.

Saturday, January 15, 1966

Letter from Peggy Duff to MLK

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Peggy Duff writes Dr. King inviting him to join the World Conference on Vietnam in Stockholm. The conference will include delegates from multiple peace organizations around the world to help protest the war in Vietnam.

Friday, April 28, 1967

Letter from MLK to Elsa Wischkaemper McIntyre

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Dr. King writes Elsa McIntyre thanking her for her financial contribution to the SCLC. He also informs her of how her contribution will aid in the organization's work to fight discrimination.

Tuesday, November 12, 1963

Letter from Betty White to Coretta Scott King

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Betty White, president of The Young Matrons of True Light Baptist Church, invites Mrs. King to be a guest speaker and soloist at an upcoming civil rights program.

Thursday, March 31, 1966

Letter from Morris A. Morse to Rev. Abernathy

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Morris Morse sends his condolences regarding the death of Dr. King. Mr. Morse further explains his opposition of the idea of building a two million dollar church in Dr. King's honor, because he believes that the reverend would not want such a memorial when so many people are in need.

Sunday, April 28, 1968

Letter from MLK to Reverend Charles R. Bell Jr. about Beating of a Prisoner

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In this correspondence, Dr. King offers thanks to Rev. Bell for his letter about the "horrible beating" of a Negro prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Tuesday, December 13, 1966

Letter from Hadley Executive Committee to MLK

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Ernest Shaefer, Executive Director of the Hadley Executive Committee, requests Dr. King's participation in the Hadley Memorial Fund lecture.

Wednesday, November 18, 1964

SCLC Supporter Paul Anderson Scolds MLK

Mr. Anderson expresses his concerns about Dr. King's upcoming Washington D.C. demonstration. He believes that, if the demonstration is successful, lower income citizens will have to pay higher taxes.

Letter from MLK to Shinichi Oshima

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Dr. King writes Shinichi Oshima acknowledging his letter "of recent date." King thanks him for his encouraging words and ends the letter with an inspirational tone.

Monday, July 27, 1964

Letter from Robert G. Lippmann to MLK

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Robert G. Lippmann requests a copy of the sermon Dr. King delivered at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for the funeral services of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Diane Wesley.

Saturday, November 16, 1963

Letter from Arvid Svard to MLK

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Arvid Svard asks Dr. King to provide an introduction for an article Svard is writing for the Swedish Baptist Press, which will highlight Dr. King's work. Svard also requests pictures for use in the Swedish edition of "Strength to Love."

Friday, December 20, 1963

Letter from Ralph J. Bunch to Raphael Gould

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Though Ralph J. Bunche agrees with the "Unique Value and Importance of Education for Peace", he is unsure to the effectiveness of the principle.

Thursday, May 13, 1965

Letter from Dorris M. Roberts to MLK

Dorris Roberts, Chairman of the New Breed Committee, writes to Dr. King concerning inaccurate statements regarding her organization's participation in a recent march. Mrs. Roberts encloses a newspaper article regarding the march and also requests that Dr. King release a statement declaring that the New Breed Committee were supporters of the march and not protestors.

Letter from MLK to Rev. W.W. Finlator about Preaching Invitation

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Dr. King offers deep regrets to Rev. Finlator for his inability to accept an invitation to preach at The Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.

Wednesday, March 20, 1968

Letter from Hosea Williams to Project Leaders and Field Staff

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Hosea Williams, Director of National Mobilization for the Washington Poor People's Campaign, informs each project leader of their immediate supervisors of mobilization.

Tuesday, March 5, 1968

Lucky to Be an American

An anonymous person tells Dr. King that he has lost his place as the most liked American. The author infers that Dr. King should not look for everything free and work for his success.

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