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Letter from Ernest Evans to MLK about Help

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Ernest Evans is writing to Dr. King asking him to come by his home while he is visiting Chicago. Evans discusses the problems of his living conditions and the increase in the cost of living. He hopes that Dr. King will be able to bring about positive change for the community.

Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Letter from Richard Chapin to S.C.L.C Board of Directors

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The East Lansing Human Relations Commission writes to express their heartfelt sorrow over the tragic loss of Dr. King. They vow to continue the work of advancing freedom with renewed effort.

Thursday, April 11, 1968

Anonymous Letter to MLK

An anonymous individual sends Dr. King newspaper clippings showing African-Americans participating in looting and violence. Dr. King is asked to review the articles and offer comments via television.

Letter from Rachel Davis DuBois to MLK

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Ms. Dubois writes to Dr. King regarding the strategy of the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches. She believes that a change in attitude of whites, so that they desire to work with "Americans of darker complexion" should be a part of this strategy.

Monday, August 29, 1966

Letter from Herbert J. Kramer to John W. Bloomer

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Herbert J. Kramer informs the managing editor of Birmingham News, about "America's New Commitment" and the "Plowshare Pledge."

Tuesday, February 13, 1968

Letter from MLK to Daniel K. Inouye

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Dr. King commends Hawaiian Senator Daniel K. Inouye for his support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Friday, January 24, 1964

Letter from MLK to Don Blaine

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Dr. King shows delight in Mr. Don Blaine's idea of promoting a "peace caravan" to travel around the United States. He requests that Blaine further develop the idea and contact heads of various peace organizations to assist in the endeavor. Dr. King also displays his willingness to participate in the caravan.

Friday, November 26, 1965

Letter from Norma Roman to Mrs. King

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Norma Roman sends her condolences to Mrs. King the day after Dr. King's death.

Friday, April 5, 1968

Letter from Genevieve Young to Joan Daves Regarding MLK Manuscript

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In this letter, Genevieve Young informs Joan Daves of the notes created for the manuscript of Dr. King's book and questions about the sources of some of Dr. King's facts.

Thursday, March 9, 1967

Request from Wm. James Stuart to MLK

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Wm. James Stuart, a student, seeks the recommendation of books that helped Dr. King develop his own way of preaching.

Monday, June 14, 1965

Letter from Harry Wachtel to David Hunter

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AFON received a grant of $60,000 from the Stern Family Fund. Mr. Wachtel offers Mr. Hunter a report of progress and invites him to a conference concerning the grant.

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Letter from Jerome S. Ozer to MLK

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Mr. Ozer informs Dr. King that his organization will be publishing "Eyewitness: The Negro in American History" by William Loren Katz, which covers the Negro in every aspect of American life. He then requests that Dr. King write an introduction for the book.

Thursday, May 18, 1967

Letter from MLK to James M. Kangongoi

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Dr. King writes Mr. James M. Kangongoi acknowledging the receipt of his letter and expressing how good it was to meet him in Puerto Rico.

Monday, April 16, 1962

Letter from Frank Annunzio to MLK

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Frank Annunzio informs Dr. King that he appreciates his views on the Mississippi Delegation. Annunzio states that he voted to remove the seniority status of the Mississippi Congressmen "from their respective Committees."

Saturday, January 9, 1965

Letter from MLK to F. A. Bussey

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Dr. King informs the National Morehouse College Alumni President that he will be unable to meet with a group of Morehouse men following his address at Howard University. His schedule is too hectic even though he would enjoy the "hours of fellowship."

Friday, March 23, 1962

Letter from Tadashi Akaishi to MLK Requesting Permission to Publish MLK's Dissertation

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This letter from Tadashi Akaishi to Dr. King requests background information and the rights to publish Dr. King's dissertation.

Friday, March 26, 1965

Letter From Peggy Mann to MLK Regarding Children's Book

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Mann informs King of the recent publication of the children's book "The Street of the Flower Boxes", a book which concerns itself with matters of integration. Mann, requests that Dr. King provide comments or suggested persons of whom may be interested in the literature.

Wednesday, February 1, 1967

Letter from Richard W. Boone to MLK

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A letter from Richard Boone, Executive Director of Citizens Crusade Against Poverty, to Dr. King, enclosing the preliminary draft of the C.C.A.P.'s training proposal to the Ford Foundation.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966

Letter from Lewis W. Jones to MLK

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Lewis W. Jones worries about Dr. King because of the recent turmoil he has faced. He hopes that the struggles King has faced recently does not undermine his position in the movement.

Tuesday, November 1, 1960

Letter from the Holy Name College to MLK

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The Holy Name College requests Dr. King's written contribution for a new section in their publication entitled Interest Magazine. Interest Magazine is an international publication dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of theology. Dr. King has been selected to focus on the issue regarding Christianity and the American Negro. The college provides Dr. King with the restrictions of his essay and assures him that they will print his written work without editing for authenticity.

Friday, October 11, 1963

Letter from Robert G. Hardy of KMOX to Dora McDonald

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KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri would like to have Dr. King on their program called "Sounding Board" for a question and answer session with listeners.

Thursday, September 12, 1963

Letter from Eula Shaw to MLK

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Calling Dr. King "The Trouble Maker of the United States," Mrs. Shaw criticizes Dr. King's methods in the Civil Rights Movement. She argues that a "campaign of love is in order" rather than demonstrations.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Letter from Sharon Drebert to MLK

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Sharon Drebert communicates with Dr. King about submitting information for the 'Choice 68' campaign. She asks that Dr. King submit any campaign literature before April 23, 1968. Dr. King would be assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Monday, March 18, 1968

Letter from Coretta Scott King to Judy Richardson

Mrs. King expresses her support for the SNCC's Negro History Primer program. She also provides Miss Richardson with her contact information so that a later meeting can be arranged.

High School Seniors in Chicago Request Conversation with MLK

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Edward Foreman, on behalf of the senior class at J.H. Bowen High School in Chicago, Illinois, invites Dr. King to lead a discussion regarding the issues that brought about Dr. King's adventure to Chicago.

Friday, January 28, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Ms. Daves writes Dr. King to inform him of her conversation with Harper & Row concerning the advertisements for the book "Why We Can't Wait." She describes their negotiations and asks for further guidance.

Monday, August 3, 1964

Royalty Statement from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves sends Dr. King a royalty statement for "Stride Toward Freedom" and "Strength To Love."

Friday, October 9, 1964

Letter from George W. Cooke to MLK Requesting Autograph

Mr. George Cooke of Great Falls, Montana requests Dr. King's autograph on a Time Magazine cover where his photo appeared. Mr. Cooke further states he has been collecting autographs for over 7 years and has more than 300 autographs.

Letter from M. G. Greens to MLK

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Miss M. G. Green, member of the Church of the Open Door, informs Dr. King of her concern with the Civil Rights Movement and her desire to offer her services as contribution to the cause. She encloses two letters addressed to Reverend Andrew Young, who never responded to her request.

Saturday, November 23, 1963

Letter from Hildegard Goss-Mayr to MLK

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Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Secretary for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, invites Dr. King to speak at a conference in Brazil.

Thursday, October 29, 1964

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