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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 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

103:15 General Correspondence 1967 (R)

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Mrs. Reich suggests that Dr. King join the "other side" since he feels that the government is on the wrong side.

Tuesday, April 4, 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 Eddie S. Carter to MLK

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Mr. Carter expresses his appreciation to Dr. King and the SCLC. He also informs Dr. King that he has recently made a contribution the organization and shall continuously do so.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

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 Students at Syracuse University to MLK

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The students of Syracuse University thank Dr. King for his opposition to the war in Vietnam. They encourage him to appear in New York City for the mobilization rally scheduled for April 15, 1967 outside the United Nations.

Tuesday, April 11, 1967

Telegram from Congressman Seymour Halpern to MLK

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In this telegram to Dr. King in Selma jail, Congressman Seymour Halpern expresses his regret that he is unable to travel to Mississippi.

Friday, February 5, 1965

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 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 Amsterdam News

Dr. King delivers an informative telegram to James Hicks, editor of Amsterdam News, regarding the current SCLC initiative to launch a civil rights campaign in Chicago, Illinois. The movement will direct its efforts towards school integration and eradicating the social ills that plague the Northern ghettos. Dr. King asserts "if the problems of Chicago, the Nation's second largest city, can be solved, they can be solved everywhere."

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 Mirzo Tursun Zade to MLK

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Mirzo Tursun Zade, Chairman of the Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee, assures Dr. King that Jews enjoy equal rights with individuals of other nationalities living in the Soviet Union.

Thursday, October 10, 1963

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 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 John Dempsey to President John F. Kennedy

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John Dempsey, Governor of Connecticut, telegrams President John F. Kennedy urging "the full force of the federal government be used to assure the personal safety of Dr. King and his associates who are asserting their rights as citizens."

Monday, July 30, 1962

Western Union Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Count Basie to Dr. King

Famous jazz musician, Count Basie and his wife Catherine, sent Dr. King this Western Union telegram, following Dr. King's nearly fatal 1958 stabbing in Harlem. The Basie family, offered Dr. King any assistance he may have needed during his recovery.

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 Ruth Peggy and Cheri Bryant to MLK

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Ruth Peggy and Cheri Bryant express their gratitude for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's assistance.

Saturday, December 23, 1967

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 Memphis Sanitation Workers' to MLK

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Members of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike express an urgent need for Dr. King to travel to Memphis in order to aid them in their crusade.

Sunday, October 1, 1967

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 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 MLK to Joan Baez

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Dr. King sends encouraging words to Joan Baez, an American singer and civil rights activist, who is imprisoned at Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center.

Friday, December 29, 1967

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 Mathew Ahmann to MLK

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Mathew Ahmann, on behalf of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, congratulates the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for a decade of leadership.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

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 Robert L. Lucas to MLK

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Robert L. Lucas, the Chairman of the Chicago branch for the Congress On Racial Equality, invites Dr. King and his staff to return to Chicago, Illinois to assist in the struggle for quality integrated education.

Wednesday, August 11, 1965

Telegram from Dr. Richard Moore to MLK

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Dr. Richard Moore, on behalf of Bethune Cookman College, expresses support for Dr. King during the SCLC Voting Rights Campaign in Selma, Alabama.

Saturday, March 13, 1965

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.

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