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Telegram from MLK to Reverend F. D. Reece

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Dr. King congratulates Selma, Alabama Reverend F. D. Reese for demonstrating on behalf of teachers fighting injustice.

Saturday, January 11, 1964

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. Jones to MLK

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Dr. and Mrs. Jones congratulate Dr. King on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. They send their regrets for not being able to attend the dinner to honor Dr. King's accomplishment.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

Congratulatory Telegram to Thurgood Marshall from MLK

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Dr. King congratulates Thurgood Marshall on being appointed to the US Supreme Court. Dr. King also emphasizes that Marshall's position is a major advancement towards a color-blind society.

Tuesday, June 13, 1967

Telegram from Roland Wolf

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In this Western Union telegram, Roland Wolf requests Dr. King's appearance on a "conversation show" with one or two writers, allowing an opportunity to learn his views on existing issues.

Wednesday, March 1, 1967

Condolences to the Wife of Theodore Trammell

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Dr. King and Rev. Wyatt Walker send condolences to Mrs. Theodore Trammell. They make a promise to rededicate themselves to the fight for human rights, just as her husband had done.

Tuesday, March 20, 1962

Telegram from Supporters to MLK

This telegram of support was sent to Dr. King while incarcerated in the Bessemer County Jail.

Telegram from Roselle Siegal to MLK

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Roselle Siegal extends her appreciation and moral support of Dr. King by means of this Western Union telegram.

Sunday, April 16, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Andrew Heiskell and A. Philip Randolph

Dr. King informs Mr. Heiskell and Mr. Randolph that he will not be able to attend the emergency convocation. He also notes why this convocation is needed.

Telegram from Frederick Dennard to MLK

Reverend Frederick Dennard, Executive Director of the Harlem Interfaith Counseling Service, invites Dr. King to speak at a fundraising banquet.

Telegram from Chaim Potok to Andrew J. Young

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Reverend Andrew J. Young informs Rabbi Chaim Potok that his heavy involvement in the South will not permit him to engage in any writing.

Tuesday, May 11, 1965

Telegram Plea to Dr. King

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An American citizen writes Dr. King pleading for him not to blame whites for all of the misunderstandings in the US.

Friday, March 29, 1968

Telegram from Robert Mangum to MLK

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Mr. Mangum sends his support to Dr. King as he serves his time in Jefferson county jail.

Tuesday, October 31, 1961

Telegram from Bea and Andy Stanley to MLK

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Bea and Andy Stanley send Dr. King a telegram while he is in the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. The Stanley's express, "we are inexpressibly proud that the determination to end segregation is upheld with such dignity and self sacrifice."

Sunday, October 23, 1960

Telegram from Charles Hayes to to MLK

Charles Hayes, an official of the AFL-CIO, sends Dr. King best wishes for a "speedy recovery." He also thanks Dr. King for sending Ralph Abernathy to speak at a banquet held for the organization.

Telegram from MLK to Judy Silver & Gordon Geller

Dr. King salutes the Cincinnati Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry for their efforts to end discrimination against the Jewish people of the U.S.S.R.

Telegram from MLK to US Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach

Dr. King asks Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach for an investigation of voter irregularities in the Georgia Democratic primary election.

Telegram from Thomas Penna to MLK

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Thomas A. Penna, the president of the Interracial Council of Buffalo, lists his concerns related to a poverty bill that will be debated the next day. Penna points out that the bill will harm impoverished Negroes, who are already being denied their right to vote. Penna urges Dr. King to address these issues during his upcoming speech in Buffalo, New York.

Monday, November 6, 1967

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lamb Toledo to MLK

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In this telegram, Mr. and Mrs. Toledo offer support to Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, A.D. King, and Wyatt Walker.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Telegram from Lavinia Underwood to MLK

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Lavinia Underwood writes Dr. King to discourage the possibility of a march that could strain relationships with white people.

Friday, April 16, 1965

Telegram from MLK to the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Dr. Kings sends a telegram notifying the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England of his acceptance of their honorary degree.

Monday, February 27, 1967

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. King to Rev. Samuel B. McKinney

Dr. and Mrs. King express their condolences for the passing of Reverend Samuel B. McKinney's mother.

Telegram from Truman Douglass to MLK about Pending Letter

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This telegram was sent to Dr. King from Truman D. Douglass regarding an upcoming telegram pertaining to nine conditions set forth in an earlier letter. Douglass is the Chairman of the National Citizens Committee for the Child Development Program in Mississippi.

Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Telegram from Mrs. Robbie L. McCoy to MLK

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The Chronicle Church Recorder for The Women of Detroit sends Dr. King a request for suggestions regarding the organization's upcoming demonstration against the "treatment of Negroes in Selma Alabama."

Monday, March 8, 1965

Telegram from Dr. and Mrs. King to the Mapp and Welch Families

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Dr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King express their condolences to the Mapp and Welch Families, and the West Hunter Street Baptist Church.

Thursday, February 2, 1967

Telegram from Donna Jean Stancliff to MLK

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Donna Jean Stancliff informs Dr. King of Mrs. Zelma G. Proctor's funeral.

Thursday, December 28, 1967

Telegram Text from MLK to USAG Robert Kennedy

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Dr. King requests that Attorney General Robert Kennedy intervene in New Orleans to prevent further intimidation of civil rights supporters by police.

Sunday, October 6, 1963

Telegram from Charles Evers to MLK

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This telegram, from board members of MAP, expresses their dissatisfaction with Dr. King's comments regarding refunding efforts of the Child Development Group of Mississippi.

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Telegram from Al Duckett to MLK

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In this telegram to Dr. King, Mr. Al Duckett professes his willingness to protest in Chicago.

Saturday, July 9, 1966

Telegram from Harry G. Boyte to Rev. John Papandrew

Harry Boyte expresses his happiness that Rev. John Papandrew will be working with the SCLC.

Telegram from MLK to President Eisenhower

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This is the text of a telegram Dr. King sent to President Eisenhower regarding the contemporaneous events of the opening of desegregated schools and the arrival of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Thursday, August 13, 1959

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