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Telegram to MLK from the Swedish Ecumenical Council

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A coalition of Swedish dignitaries send their congratulations to Dr. King on his Nobel Peace Prize and extend and invitation for Dr. King to visit Sweden either before or after his trip to Oslo, Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Saturday, October 31, 1964

Telegram from John P. O'Rourke to MLK

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John P. O'Rourke writes Dr. King to express his support of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Western Union Telegram from James McDaniel to MLK

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Mr. McDaniel invites Dr. King to serve as a member of the executive committee of the National Citizens Committee for the Child Development Program in Mississippi.

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Telegram from Mrs. Frances Lucas to C. T. Vivian and Alvin Pitcher

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Mrs. Lucas informs Mr. Vivian and Mr. Pitcher of Mrs. King's unavailability to speak at the YMCA in Chicago. A memorial service in honor of Dr. King is scheduled on the same date in Atlanta.

Thursday, January 9, 1969

Telegram from John E. Fogarty to MLK

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In this telegram, John E. Fogarty writes Dr. King in support of the Administration Bill.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Telegram from John Conyers Jr. to MLK about a Meeting

In this telegram John Conyers, Jr. extends an invitation to Dr. King to attend a meeting for the discussion of black politics and related considerations. The meeting was to include Lerone Bennett, Julian Bond, Harry Belfonte, Richard Hatcher, Floyd McKissick, and Carl Stokes. Conyers also informs Dr. King of his itinerary and provides a number for him to be contacted.

K.O. Mbadiwe Contacts MLK

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Kingsley Ozuomba Mbadiwe, Nigerian nationalist and politician, informs Dr. King of his travels to the United States. Mbadiwe ensures that he will contact King upon arrival. Dr. King and Mbadiwe were working on a proposal for a solution to the Nigerian-Biafran civil war. A peace mission to Nigeria was planned for April 1968.

Friday, February 16, 1968

Telegram to MLK from John Jacobs

John Jacobs accuses Dr. King of being associated with Communists. He proclaims that Negroes learned raping, robbing and relief with Dr. King's training.

Telegram from MLK and Wyatt T. Walker to Samual Weston

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Wyatt T. Walker and Dr. King sent this telegram to Samual Weston informing him that they were requesting an investigation of his complaint.

Monday, April 30, 1962

Telegram from Lawrence F. O'Brien to MLK

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Lawrence O'Brien, Special Assistant to President Johnson, invites Dr. King to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

Telegram from Dr. John W. Doolittle to MLK

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Dr. John W. Doolittle congratulates Dr. King on being the recipient "of an outstanding honor," and urges him to never forget the U.S.A.

Friday, December 11, 1964

Telegram from Andrew J. Young to Rev. W. Ivan Hoy

In this correspondence, Young informed Rev. Hoy due to recent events in Selma, Alabama Dr. King had cancel all his engagements for the month of February. Therefore, Dr.King would not be able to speak at the University of Miami.

Telegram from Georgiana Hardy to Dora McDonald

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Georgiana Hardy, president of the Los Angeles City Board of Education, requests a meeting with Dr. King's upon his upcoming visit to California.

Wednesday, August 7, 1963

Telegram from MLK to Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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Dr. King writes Rabbi Heschel indicating that he will happily serve as a sponsor of the nationwide campaign to end bombings in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 5, 1967

Telegram from MLK to the Fairmont Hotel

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Dr. King writes to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco California, requesting a reservation of two single rooms.

Saturday, September 16, 1967

Telegrams from MLK to the Kennedys

Dr. King informs President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy of the bombings and police behavior in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King suggests that if desegregation does not occur the city will experience a "racial holocaust."

Invitation to SCLF Celebration from MLK

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Dr. King sent this telegram to 30 prominent members of the Philedelphia community, inviting them to join the Southern Christian Leadership Foundation in presenting the Star for Freedom to Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, and Signey Poitier.

Tuesday, October 24, 1967

Telegram from Duncan Wood to MLK

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Dr. King receives a telegram from Duncan Wood in Geneva, Switzerland concerning upcoming international trips.

Thursday, September 28, 1967

Telegram from Dora McDonald to C. I. C. Bosanquet

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Dora McDonald informs C. I. C. Bosanquet, the Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, of Dr. King's upcoming arrival to the university and regrets his inability to stay longer.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Robert Kennedy

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Dr. King informs Attorney General Robert Kennedy of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth's arrest and expresses his concern for Shuttleworth's safety due to recent threatening activities directed toward nonviolent leaders.

Thursday, January 25, 1962

Invitation to John F. Kennedy Funeral

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This telegram sent from The White House in Washington, invites Dr. King to participate in the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy.

Saturday, November 23, 1963

Telegram from Thomas Kilgore to MLK

Thomas Kilgore, on behalf of Friendship Baptist Church, offers support to Dr. King concerning the downfall of discrimination and segregation.

Letter from San Francisco Vietnam Committee to MLK

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The San Francisco Vietnam Committee invites Dr. King to speak for their anti-Vietnam War rally. Dr. King would begin making statements against the Vietnam War during the fall of 1965.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

Telegram from MLK to L. Venchael Booth

Dr. King congratulates Dr. Booth on receiving the Doctor of Divinity degree from Morehouse College.

Telegram from MLK to Albert Shanker

Dr. King expresses his full support of the United Federation of Teachers in their effort to improve their living and working conditions.

Telegram from the James A. Bailey Family to MLK

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The James A. Bailey family offers its prayers for Dr. King's recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Telegram from Operation Breadbasket Leaders to Ivan Allen

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This telegram originates from leaders of the Atlanta chapter of Operation Breadbasket and urges the Mayor to take action on employment opportunities for African-Americans.

Tuesday, November 14, 1967

Telegram from Committee of Concerned Mothers to MLK

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The Committee of Concerned Mothers for Mrs. Malcolm X and Family writes to Dr. King requesting the SCLC to help assist Mrs. Malcolm X and her four children in the wake of her husband's assassination.

Monday, February 22, 1965

Telegram from Mrs. King on Meaning of Christmas

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Mrs. King expresses sadness that the United States is launching a new dimension in its space program, but spends so little on eliminating poverty, hunger, disease, war and racism.

Thursday, December 19, 1968

Telegram from MLK to Clarence T. Lundquist

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Dr. King writes Clarence Lundquist of the Wage, Hour and Public Contracts Division of the Department of Labor to request an investigation into complaints of wage discrimination at the Sea Pak Shrimp factories in Elonia and St. Simon's Island, Georgia.

Thursday, March 15, 1962

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