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Telegram From Edwin Berry to MLK


Edwin Berry congratulates Dr. King on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964

Telegram from George W. Collins to MLK


Alderman George Collins welcomes Dr. King to Chicago and also issues an invitation for Dr. King to visit his office at any time.

Wednesday, January 26, 1966

Telegram from Senator Percy to MLK


Senator Charles H. Percy invites Dr. King to a private dinner to discuss innovative approaches for private sector involvement in the "urban problem."

Saturday, June 3, 1967

Telegram from Rev. T. A. Borders to Mrs. King


Rev. Borders conveys his prayers to Mrs. King, on behalf of the First Community Baptist Church.

Monday, May 13, 1968

Note to Dr. King from JOAN DAVES, New York, NY, dated September 23, 1973


This note is to request Dr. King's signature on a contract with Oncken for german language edition of Stride Toward Freedom.

Sunday, September 22, 1963

Telegram from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne to Dora McDonald


The registrar at Newcastle University thanks Dora McDonald for communicating Dr. King's additional engagement commitments to help in their planning.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967

Telegram to MLK from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club


The New York Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club wishes a speedy recovery to Dr. King while he is hospitalized in Harlem Hospital.

Wednesday, September 24, 1958

Telegram from Muhammed Speaks Newspaper to MLK, Sr.


Muhammed Speaks Newspaper contacts Martin Luther King, Sr. to confirm the presentation of a portrait of Dr. King, which is a gift of Muhammad Ali.

Tuesday, April 30, 1968

Telegram from C. C. Shell to MLK

C. C. Shells writes Dr. King suggesting that segregationist Lester Maddox run for President of the United State with Dr. King as Vice President.

Telegram from Newcastle University to MLK


The registrar of Newcastle University inquires if Dr. King would be able to accept an honorary degree from the institute.

Tuesday, January 17, 1967

Telegram from MLK to President Kennedy


Dr. King informs President Kennedy that he will not be in attendance at a meeting with religious leaders due to another commitment.

Thursday, June 13, 1963

Telegram from Carole Hoover to MLK


Carole Hoover offers encouragement to Dr.King while he is incarcerated in Birmingham.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Telegram from MLK to Terry Shaw


Dr. King telegrams Terry Shaw stating that the staff of SCLC sends their "deepest sympathy" in his time of grief.

Thursday, July 1, 1965

Telegram from Mrs. Terry Brown to MLK


Mrs. Terry Brown writes Dr. King reflecting on her participation in the Great Freedom March. She also expresses to Dr. King how his words are a source of inspiration.

Monday, March 8, 1965

Telegram from Theodore Brown to MLK


Mr. Brown confirms the departure date for the Nigeria Peace Mission with Dr. King.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

Telegram from Charles Cogen to MLK


Charles Cogen, President of the American Federation of Teachers, writes Dr. King a note expressing that there is national shame because Dr. King is in jail for defending constitutional rights. He also informs Dr. King that they are making their outrage known publicly.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Telegram to MLK Regarding a Social Eruption in Chicago


Junius Griffin sends Dr. King a typed version of his statement on the violence occurring in a predominately Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. Through the incident, Dr. King notes the callousness of law enforcement in the area.

Tuesday, June 14, 1966

Telegram from Rodney Clurman to MLK


This telegram forwarded by Rodney Clurman to Dr. King sends word regarding the need for transportation, food, medical supplies and water. Clurman also makes mention of a smallpox epidemic, stating that fifty million may die from the disease. He closes by encouraging the Reverend to wire him if interested in accompanying him to Scotland.

Saturday, March 25, 1967

Telegram from Philip A. Randolph to MLK


Philip A. Randolph writes Dr. King concerning Negro leaders being invited to discuss problems of the movement on NBC television.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Telegram from Mrs. Mary L. Ayler to MLK


This telegram is an expression of support and encouragement from Mrs. Ayler of Murphysboro, IL, to Dr. King while he was incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Telegram from Alexander Edelmann to MLK

Alexander Edelmann, a professor from the University of Nebraska, criticizes Dr. King for not taking a stance against black rioters in Atlanta. Edelmann mentions the he once was a supporter of Dr. King, but now considers him "irresponsible."

Telegram from Minsters of Operation Breadbasket to Robert E. Slater


The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company is called to discuss racial discrimination. Ministers from Operation Breadbasket explain that they will commence an investigation to possibly eradicate the unequal employment practices of the company.

Wednesday, November 22, 1967

Telegram from Rodney Clurman to MLK

Rodney Culman requests that Dr. King consent to serve as the Co-Chairman of a potential meeting between Lord Boyd Orr, the Chairman of the New World Food Crisis Committee, and the U.S. President.

Telegram from George W. Baber and John W. P. Collier to MLK


The African Methodist Episcopal Churches in New Jersey express their pleasure that Dr. King is making a "speedy recovery."

Thursday, September 25, 1958

Telegram from the Church of Sweden to MLK


The Church of Sweden invites Dr. King to take part in a great church event in the fall of 1964. The church assures Dr. King that all expenses will be paid for his travel and the archbishop of Sweden will provide him with the official invitation letter.

Tuesday, March 3, 1964

Telegram from Rev. Benjamin Bickers to MLK


Reverend Benjamin Weldon Bickers sends his congratulations to Dr. King on his birthday and expresses his inability to be present during the celebration due to prior engagements.

Sunday, September 25, 1966

Telegram from MLK to Sargent Shriver

Dr. King writes Mr. Shriver to offer assistance to farmers who have been treated unfairly.

Telegram from MLK to Nicholas Biddle


Dr. King apologizes to Nicholas Biddle for being unable to attend the testimonial for Senator Jacob Javits.

Friday, March 16, 1962

Telegram from MLK to Jack Greenberg

Dr. King agrees that the United Civil Rights Leadership Council should be dissolved.

Telegram from Mr. Robert Lieberman to MLK about Denver Teachers Union

In this telegram, Mr. Lieberman writes to Dr. King requesting his support for an upcoming unionization vote by Denver public school teachers.