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Telegram from MLK to President Johnson about Howard Address

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Dr. King writes to President Lyndon B. Johnson expressing appreciation and admiration for his speech at the Howard University Commencement.

Monday, June 7, 1965

Telegram from Governor Edmund Brown to MLK

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Governor Brown writes to Dr. King protesting the brutal treatment of Negro citizens in Selma, Alabama.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Telegram from Stanley G. Grizzle to MLK

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Stanley G. Grizzle, Chairman of the Toronto chapter of the Martin Luther King Fund, urges Dr. King to accept the International Teach-In invitation.

Monday, September 13, 1965

Telegram from MLK to President Lyndon B. Johnson

Dr. King urges President Lyndon B. Johnson to conduct a full investigation concerning the government's involvement with Medgar Evers' suspected murderer.

Telegram from President John F. Kennedy to MLK

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President John F. Kennedy invites Dr. King to a meeting of religious leaders to discuss the nation's civil rights problem.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Telegram From Mrs. Mary Kru to MLK

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In this telegram, Mrs. Mary Kru writes to Dr. King, "your plans of operation put me out of work".

Saturday, March 12, 1966

Telegram from the SCLC to Rev. John Golden

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Staff from the SCLC and Citizenship Education Program telegram Reverend John Golden informing him that all expenses will be paid for the trip to Georgia.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Telegram from Morris Abram to MLK

Morris B. Abram expresses his support for Dr. King's efforts in the Civil Rights Movement and shares his outrage towards the police brutality exhibited during a protest in Selma, Alabama.

Telegram from Simon Anekwe to MLK

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Simon Anekwe urges Dr. King to visit Nigeria and states that Dr. King's intervention would save thousands.

Tuesday, December 19, 1967

Telegram from Andrew Young to the Swedish Ecumenical Council

Andrew Young, Executive Assistant to Dr. King, writes the Swedish Ecumenical Council's Nils Sundholm, informing him that Dr. King can accept his invitation to host a worship service in Sweden in December as part of his trip to Europe.

Telegram from MLK to Attorney General Kennedy

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Dr. King writes to Attorney General Robert Kennedy regarding the safety of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth during his 90 day jail sentence.

Thursday, January 25, 1962

Telegram from A Philip Randolph to MLK

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Mr. A. Philip Randolph offers his brotherhood and support to Dr. King, who is imprisoned in the Jefferson County jail.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Telegram from Congressman Don Edwards to MLK

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California Democratic Congressman Don Edwards congratulates Dr. King on his April 4th, 1967 speech "Beyond Vietnam," and commends his courage in speaking "so clearly on this vital question."

Friday, April 14, 1967

Telegram from The Mathis Family to MLK

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The Mathis family sends their support to Dr. King during his incarceration in the Birmingham City Jail.

Monday, April 15, 1963

Telegram from Curtis Harris to Coretta Scott King

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Mr. Harris, President of Virginia's SCLC chapter, congratulates Mrs. King on Dr. King's winning the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Telegram from Richard Daley to Dr. King Requesting Meeting

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley invites Dr. King to meet with him and other religious leaders to discuss programs that will improve the quality of life in Chicago.

Telegram from MLK to Hugh Shearer

Dr. King sends a congratulatory telegram to Mr. Shearer for his elevation to Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Telegram from the Bailey Family to Dr. King

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The Bailey family welcomes Dr. King home.

Friday, October 24, 1958

Telegram from Edythe Siceluff to MLK

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Edythe Siceluff recalls her conversation with Dr. King in 1957 where they predicted he would become a prosperous world leader.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

Telegram from Bea Stanley to MLK

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Bea Stanley writes to Dr. King during his confinement at the Jefferson County Courthouse Jail. Stanley informs him that many of his supporters and friends are concerned regarding his health and safety, and also updates him on the progress of one of his publications.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Telegram from MLK and Mrs. King to Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Dr. and Mrs. King commend Dr. Benjamin E. Mays for all he has accomplished during his twenty-seven years as President of Morehouse College.

Telegram from Margit Vinberg to MLK

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Margit Vinberg invites Dr. and Mrs. King to be the guests of honor at a luncheon in Stockholm, Sweden, sponsored by the Joint Swedish Press Publicistklubben.

Monday, November 2, 1964

Telegram from Mathew Ahmann to MLK

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The Director of the National Catholic Conference on Interracial Justice offers the support of his organization during Dr. King's imprisonment in Birmingham Jail.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Western Union Telegram from Barrington Dunbar to MLK

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In this telegram, Barrington Dunbar of the peace and social committee from New York, informs Dr. King of the support from his religious society.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Telegram from James S. Symington to MLK

James S. Symington of the U.S. Department of State invites Dr. King to meet with Prime Minister Forbes Burham of Guyana. Symington provides Dr. King with the Prime Minister's itinerary for California and Texas.

Telegram from Josephine Jones to MLK

Ms. Jones, President of the Metropolitan Community Leaders, writes to Dr. King about Albert Shanker's stance on African American education.

Telegram from MLK to Robert Sarnoff

Dr. King commends Robert Sarnoff and NBC for sponsoring Harry Belafonte's guest role on the "Tonight Show."

Telegram from The United Ministries of Texas Southern University to MLK

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The United Ministries of Texas Southern University thanks Dr. King for his visit to the school to speak on education and the "greater concern for human dignity and social rightness." They feel that Dr. King's appearance has made a significant impact on the school and the students.

Tuesday, May 19, 1964

Telegram from J.C. Willimas and George Moore to the National Education Association of America

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Mr. Williams writes to the National Education Association of America requesting an immediate investigation take place on behalf of the Atlanta School System. He suggests that discriminatory practices are present.

Tuesday, October 24, 1967

Telegram from Mary Gregory to MLK

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In this telegram, Mary Gregory, President of the Frederick Douglass Association, informed Dr. King of their rededicated efforts to the movement, during his incarceration in the Birmingham Jail.

Friday, November 3, 1967

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