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Telegram from Thich Nhat Hanh to MLK


Thich Nhat Hanh informs Dr. King that he will be in Atlanta from February 24th to February 29th.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

Telegram from Norwegian Student Association to MLK

The Norwegian Student Association inquires if Dr. King will be available to give a lecture on Human Freedoms.

Telegram from Roy Wilkins to MLK

Roy Wilkins writes Dr. King requesting that Southern Christian Leadership affiliates overflow senators with messages promoting support.

Telegram from Jack Paley to MLK

Jack Paley informs Dr. King that he has the support of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union as Dr. King works "to win decent treatment for Negroes in public facilities of Atlanta."

Telegram from MLK to Frank Brown


Dr. King sends his condolences to Frank Brown following the death of Mr. Brown's wife, Margaret.

Thursday, January 6, 1966

Telegram from United States House of Representatives to MLK


The United States House of Representatives congratulates Dr. King and other leaders on their march to Montgomery, Alabama. They believe that the march will be recognized as the "beginning of genuine democracy" in American history.

Thursday, March 25, 1965

Telegram from Rev T R Albert to MLK

Rev. T.R. Albert, Pastor of Weslay Methodist Church, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sent Dr. King words of encouragment while he recovered in the Harlem hospital.

Telegram from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding Questioning and Paper Proofs

In this telegram Joan Daves is asking Dr. King to telephone regarding questioning on paper proofs that need to go back to the printer the next day.

Telgram From Denmark to Dr.King


A representative of the Danish Jewish Community offers Dr. King the "Ben Adam Honorary Award". He invites Dr. King to the event held December 5th, 1964.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Telegram from President Johnson to Bernard Lee


Dr. King's special assistant, Bernard Lee, was the recipient of this telegram requesting his presence at a White House conference called by President Johnson. The theme of the conference was "To Fulfill These Rights."

Sunday, May 29, 1966

Telegram from Gordon Carey to MLK


Gordon Carey of CORE wishes Dr. King well during his imprisonment in the Fulton County Jail.

Thursday, October 20, 1960

Telegram from Teamsters Vice President Harold Gibbons to MLK

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Vice President Harold Gibbons conveys his support to Dr. King for a statewide Mississippi boycott. Gibbons congratulates Dr. King on being the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Letter from MLK to Attorney General Robert Kennedy


Dr. King writes to Attorney General Robert Kennedy requesting an investigation in Williamston, NC to relieve the Negro community from violence and "unconstitutional police action."

Tuesday, March 31, 1964

Telegram from Wyatt T. Walker to President Kennedy


Wyatt T. Walker confirms his attendance at a meeting with President Kennedy at the White House.

Thursday, June 13, 1963

Telegram from Author William Peters to Coretta Scott King Regarding a Book Opportunity

Peters was contracted to co-author the Myrlie Evers book by Random House. Random House then suggested he do the same with Coretta Scott King.

Telegram from Randolph Blackwell to Mr. M. H. Thomas


Randolph T. Blackwell sends a telegram to M. H. Thomas to permit the SCLC to honor requests for telephone installations made by Carole Hoover.

Friday, August 6, 1965

Telegram from Joseph Anderson to MLK

Joseph Anderson urges Dr. King to "call forth a day of prayer" to ease the uproar, most notably overshadowing such U.S. cities as Detroit and Newark during the long, hot summer of 1967.

Telegram from MLK to Eartha Kitt


Dr. King thanks singer-actress Eartha Kitt for her generous support and deep concern for the people of Birmingham, Alabama, and elsewhere in the South. He extends his appreciation to those in the Harlem Apollo Theatre who have contributed in response to her example.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Telegram from Andrew Young to Rev. George W. Gunn


Reverend Andrew Young informs Reverend George Gunn of the Presbyterian University Center that he will not be in attendance at the Campus Ministry Association meeting due to an emergency situation in Americus, Georgia that requires his special attention.

Friday, August 6, 1965

Telegram from L. V. Booth and Otis Moss to MLK

Dr. L. V. Booth and Reverend Otis Moss thank Dr. King and the SCLC for their efforts during the last ten years.

Telegram from MLK to Sammy Davis Jr.

Dr. King requests that Mr. Davis ask Frank Sinatra to serve as Honorary Host at the SCLC Benefit Cocktail Party held in Miami.

Telegram from Tuskegee Students and Teachers to the SCLC


Teachers and students from Tuskegee write members of the SCLC to express their support for the upcoming mobilization and Dr. King's stance on the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

Telegram To Dr. King Awarding A Grant


In this telegram to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Roberts of the Contracts Branch US Office of Education informs Dr. King that his proposal entitled, "A Demonstration - Basic Adult Education Project for Urban Negroes," has been approved.

Thursday, June 29, 1967

Telegram from Linda Gortmaker to MLK


Linda Gortmaker requests an interview with Dr. King for the Proviso West Profile.

Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Telegram from Clarence Brinson and Herman T. Osborne to James Meredith and MLK


Clarence Brinson and Herman T. Osborne salute James Meredith and Dr. King for their service and dedication to the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, June 26, 1966

Telegram from Bayard Rustin to MLK


Bayard Rustin invites Dr. King to join other civil rights leaders for a meeting that will be held in New York, NY.

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

Telegram from Phil Stovin to MLK


Mr. Stovin praises Dr. King for his nonviolent approach towards achieving peace.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Telegram from Mrs. Adams and Son to MLK


Mrs. Adams and her son wish Dr. King a "speedy recovery."

Sunday, September 21, 1958

Telegram to MLK Regarding Honor Group MLK


In this telegram, sponsor Virginia Price Principal Clarence Fitch write to Dr. King to see if they can name Honor Group Martin Luther King a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, at Roosevelt Junior High in Cleveland.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Dr. Vernon W. Stone

Dr. King commends Dr. Vernon Stone on his superb teaching career and upcoming move to become the first Negro professor at a University in Atlanta.