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Election of MLK to the Morehouse College Board of Trustees

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Charles Merrill and Benjamin E. Mays inform the Morehouse College Board of Trustees of Dr. King's consideration for a seat on the Board to replace Dr. Colwell. This consideration is pending if this election does not cause Judge Elbert P. Tuttle to resign his seat on the Board or disqualify himself as an officer of the U. S. Court of Appeal of the Fifth Circuit.

Friday, January 22, 1965

Letter from Frederick Koury and Albert Shanker to MLK

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Various representatives of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City inquire if Dr. King would be able and willing to speak at their upcoming Spring Conference Luncheon. Bayard Rustin will be the guest of honor and will receive the John Dewy Award.

Saturday, February 10, 1968

MLK Outline of Biblical Texts

Dr. King outlines the Old Testament biblical book of Samuel and records information regarding the lives of Saul and David.

Letter from an Asylum Inmate to MLK Seeking Assistance

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Paul Douglas Ware, an untried inmate, requests Dr. King's "understanding, moral support, and possible assistance." Mr. Ware informs Dr. King of detailed information regarding his unjust treatment, his personal life, his present state of mind and most importantly his desire to have a stronger bond with "his own people."

Monday, May 29, 1967

Annual Report by MLK

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Dr. King illustrates in his annual report the innovative changes that have occurred within the country, as well as the world. He also expresses the Republican stand point on civil rights and the constant concern of racism.

Friday, October 2, 1964

The Witness: MLK Writes from Birmingham Jail

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"The Witness" publishes the second part of Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail." In this pivotal document, Dr. King expresses dissatisfaction with the white moderate and the white church regarding their silent stance on segregation and discrimination. He urges individuals to understand the delays, broken promises, and intimidation Negroes face to secure their freedom.

Thursday, June 27, 1963

Letter from High School Student Elizabeth L. Andrews to MLK

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Elizabeth Andrews, a sophomore at North Hills High School, requests Dr. King's autograph for her class letter writing project.

Monday, November 18, 1963

MLK Speaks on the African American Family

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Dr. King speaks to an assembly in Chicago, Illinois about the history and dynamics of the African American family in the United States.

Thursday, January 27, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves reminds Dr. King of her request for an available copy of his "doctors dissertation", for possible national and international publication.

Thursday, April 27, 1967

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK Regarding Monroe Defense Committee

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In this letter, Benjamin E. Mays, the president of Morehouse College, inquires what Dr. King may know about the Monroe Defense Committee.

Thursday, December 14, 1961

Letter from Walter Jackson to MLK

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Walter Jackson of Lincoln School in Berkley, California writes Dr. King extending his gratitude for the Reverend's efforts in Civil Rights.

Thursday, March 11, 1965

Letter from Betty Morton to MLK

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Betty Morton of Selma, Alabama writes to solicit help from Dr. King. She also informs him of her hardships with school and her family.

Sunday, October 8, 1967

Draft Letter from MLK to Mr. Hasselvander

Dr. King writes Mr. Hasselvander hoping to resolve some issues from recent events of injustice and inequality that occurred in Hasselvander's life.

Letter from MLK to Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Schiltz

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Dr. King thanks Mr. and Mrs. Schiltz for their financial contribution to the SCLC. He explains the current efforts of the organization and the significance of their contribution.

Tuesday, October 12, 1965

Letter from Mr. Richard V. Healy to MLK

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In this 1967 letter Richard Healy, a student at the Boston University of Law, asks Dr. King for an interview "to conduct research into criminal responsibility of a subculture--the urban Negro."

Thursday, November 30, 1967

Letter from Glenda Stultz to MLK

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Glenda Stultz asks Dr. King to send her information about how he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau. She requests the information for a research paper, which she must complete in order to graduate.

Sunday, April 26, 1964

Program for MLK's Baccalaureate Commencement

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This program is from Dr. King's Baccalaureate Commencement at Boston University.

Sunday, June 7, 1959

Letter from Phillip L. Girard to MLK

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In this letter, Phillip L. Girard informs Dr. King of his intent to donate Girard College to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in the event of the Girard will being violated.

Wednesday, February 15, 1967

Letter from Benjamin Mays to MLK

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Dr. Mays, President of Morehouse College, writes each of the members of the board to seek an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for Dr. J. Curtis Nixon. Nixon was a lawyer and famous labor mediator.

Friday, May 7, 1965

Letter from Eugene Jackson to MLK

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Eugene Jackson expresses his amazement with Dr. King's superb performance during his interview on "Meet the Press."

Sunday, August 13, 1967

MLK Examination Blue Book

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Dr. King used this "Blue Book" to record answers for a Bible exam taken on May 23, 1947.

Friday, May 23, 1947

Telegram from MLK to Dr. Vernon W. Stone

Dr. King commends Dr. Vernon Stone on his superb teaching career and upcoming move to become the first Negro professor at a University in Atlanta.

Letter from Rev. Hazel E. Foster to MLK

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Reverend Hazel Foster writes to Dr. King in support of his continuous struggle. He talks about memorizing the Sermon on the Mount and the importance to him and leaders like Gandhi. He offers words of encouragement and prays that Dr. King may find peace during these hard times.

Thursday, July 14, 1966

Letter from MLK to Robert Lewis Jr.

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Dr. King expounds on Mr. Lewis' experiences and how they directly correlate with the effects of the racial divide. Dr. King further explicates the emotional stress that one faces as a child of both Africa and America.

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Letter from Mary Eunice to MLK

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Mary Eunice writes Dr. King offering her appreciation for the program he held in San Diego, California. Ms. Eunice notifies Dr. King that she will send him pictures from the program.

Saturday, June 13, 1964

Letter from Nigerian Man to MLK

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An affectionate admirer writes Dr. King to express his plans to take up studies in aeromechanics at a vocational school in the United States. The Nigerian native requests sponsorship from the Reverend and his organization to assist in this attempt.

Wednesday, May 3, 1967

Letter from Helen E. Saum to MLK

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Helen E. Saum writes Dr. King concerning the issue of drop-outs and its affect on riots and demonstrations.

Wednesday, March 20, 1968

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

Letter from Wiley Bell to MLK

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Inspired by Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," Wiley Bell thanks Dr. King for the "heart warming and heart rending article." Bell tells Dr. King that his letter has inspired his studies as a fellow clergyman.

Friday, June 28, 1963

Letter from John Due Jr. to MLK

Mr. Due writes Dr. King to offer his services as a Field Representative for the SCLC. He provides a summary of his Civil Rights background along with a list of character references.

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