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Telegram from Elizabeth Polste to MLK

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Mrs. Polste writes to Dr. King requesting a tribute for Emily Greene, who is also a Noble Peace Laureate and a founder of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.

Wednesday, December 28, 1966

Western Union Telegram Sent to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Richard Charles Boone 1965

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Richard Charles Boone sent Dr. King this 1965 telegram informing him of possible racial hostility in Miami between the black community and Cuban immigrants moving into the city.

Friday, November 5, 1965

Telegram from Elmer J. Holland to MLK

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Congressman Holland assures Dr. King that he will "oppose all crippling amendments" to the Voting Rights Bill of 1965.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Telegram from Prentiss Childs to Rev. Ralph Abernathy

Prentiss Childs, producer of the CBS news program "Face the Nation," invites Rev. Abernathy to speak on the conflict in Vietnam.

Telegram from Muhammad Ali to MLK

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This message of support from Muhammad Ali was sent to Dr. King during his stay at the County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from Zaira Singh to Pope Paul VI

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Mrs. Singh, a Roman Catholic, requests that Pope Paul VI becomes a hostage in Hanoi, in order to end "barbarous American bombardment."

Wednesday, February 14, 1968

Thank-U-Gram from Rev. Phil Stovin to MLK and Harold E. Stassen

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Rev. Phil Stovin extends his support to Harold E. Stassen and Dr. King for organizing Write-In votes in the 1968 Presidential Election.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

Telegram from George Meares to MLK

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On behalf of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, George Meares expresses his support for Dr. King's efforts and achievements.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

Telegram from SANE Co-Chair Benjamin Spock to MLK

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Dr. Benjamin Spock, acting as co-chairman of the National Committe for a Sane Nuclear Policy, transmits a telegram to Dr. King inviting him to deliver a speech at Madison Square Garden in reference to Vietnam.

Friday, April 30, 1965

Telegram from Rodney Clurman to MLK

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Rodney Clurman, of the World Food and Population Crisis Committee, outlines Dr. King's itinerary for a global trip that includes meeting with officials from Scotland, the Pope in Rome, and travelling to New Delhi.

Wednesday, March 22, 1967

Telegram to Dr. Wyatt T Walker

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The Members of the Brotherhood of Faith offer support to Dr. Wyatt T. Walker while in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Ralph McGill Regarding Bereavement

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In this telegram to Ralph McGill, Dr. King expresses his sympathy for the passing of his wife.

Thursday, March 22, 1962

Telegram from B. Hicks to Herbert Coulton

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B. Hicks telegrams Herbert Coulton stating that he will pay for his transportation and expenses during his visit.

Tuesday, August 3, 1965

White House Invitation to Signing of Voting Rights Act

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This telegram from The White House invites Dr. King to the U.S. Capitol for the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

Telegram from George M. Houser to MLK

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In this telegram, dated April 12, 1966, Mr. Houser requests Dr. King's help in leading a march on First National Bank of New York. Due to bank loans to South Africa, several hundred students are showing support by withdrawing their accounts.

Tuesday, April 12, 1966

Telegram from Duncan Bradford to MLK

Duncan Bradford, the executive secretary for the British Columbia Hospitals' Association, requests for Dr. King to make an address at the national convention to speak out against the atrocities occurring around the word.

Telegram from Nelson Rockefeller on Church Bombing

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New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings and expresses his sympathy to the families of the four children who were killed.

Monday, September 16, 1963

Telegram from Lucious Outlaw to MLK

Dr. King notifies Mr. Lucious Outlaw that he is unable to accept the invitation to speak at Fisk University.

Telegram from MLK to President John F. Kennedy

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Dr. King sends an urgent telegram to President Kennedy recommending Judge William Hastie and Judge Thurgood Marshall be given serious consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Friday, March 30, 1962

Telegram from MLK to Eartha Kitt

Dr. King requests a telephone conversation with Miss Kitt.

Telegram from Gabriel Allen to MLK

Gabriel Allen writes Dr. King to state his opinion on when civil rights will be achieved in America.

Telegram from MLK regarding OEO

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Dr. King sent this telegram to several members of the House of Representatives urging them to approve a vote on the Office of Economic Opportunity and the War on Poverty.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Telegram from Terrence Hallinan to MLK

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Mr. Hallinan requests Dr. King's assistance in aiding a service member undergoing a "court martial for refusal to go to Vietnam."

Tuesday, November 7, 1967

Telegram from Rev. Phillip J. Bailey to MLK

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Rev. Bailey, on behalf of the Interdenominational Ministers Meeting of Greater New York, wishes Dr. King well in his recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Telegram from MLK and Wyatt Walker to Clarence Lundquist

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Dr. King writes to the administrator of wage hour and public contracts division for the U.S. Department of Labor, Clarence Lundquist. In this telegram, Dr. King requests that Lundquist investigate a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act at Seapak Shrimp Factories. It is here that African Americans were told to sign statements that said they were handicapped. If the forms were signed the African American workers received significantly lower wages than before.

Thursday, March 15, 1962

Telegram from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Chairman Guyot to MLK

The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Chairman expresses concern regarding the SCLC's exclusion of "indigenous people of various political orientation in preparing the program" for the annual convention held in Jackson, MS.

Letter from James Thomas to MLK

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Mr. Thomas, Chairman of the Committee for the Improvement of Public Schools, requests Dr. King to "contact citizens protest." The protest is for blacks who are highly qualified for positions and have been turned down.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

Telegram from Bishop James K. Mathews to MLK

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Telegram from Bishop James K. Mathews to Dr. King congratulatiing him on his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

Friday, June 14, 1963

Telegram from Uppsala Student to MLK

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Student organizations in Sweden invite Dr. King to Uppsala during his visit to Scandinavia.

Monday, November 9, 1964

Telegram from Walter T. Dixon to MLK

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Walter T. Dixon, a City Councilman from Baltimore, congratulates Dr. King on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Saturday, October 17, 1964

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