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Letter from Tadashi Akaishi to MLK

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Tadashi Akaishi, Associate Book Editor for John Knox Press, writes Dr. King requesting to use his endorsement for Dr. Kyle Haselden's book "Mandate for White Christians" as the book's preface. The endorsement was initially to be included on the book's cover, but Akaishi feels that it is so well written that he now asks permission to use it as the preface.

Monday, December 20, 1965

MLK Address Regarding the Negro Family

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In this address, Dr. King discusses the struggles of the Negro family. He states that the Negro family's life determines the individuals' capacity to love. Dr. King also discusses how American slavery has impacted the Negro family.

Thursday, January 27, 1966

Letter from Michael Williams to MLK

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The Chairman of the Society of African and Afro-American Students, at the University of Pennsylvania, extends an invitation to Dr. King to come speak with students during "Black Week."

Tuesday, February 27, 1968

Letter from Mrs. Forest Dana to MLK

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Mrs. Forest Dana writes Dr. King to express her displeasure in his outspoken stance against the Vietnam War. She acknowledges the withdrawal of her support and feels that he has done a disservice to Negroes in America. She believes he should focus on civil rights and not interfere with the war.

Tuesday, May 9, 1967

Letter from Alice Brainerd to MLK

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Ms. Brainerd criticizes the methods of Dr. King, asserting that "civil disobedience and non-cooperation" are not the best approach to take towards justice.

Saturday, August 19, 1967

Letter from Adam Powell to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. Powell informs Dr. King how important he is to society and that he is in full support of his work. He also wishes to invite Dr. King to the next session of Congress for advice and ideas.

Tuesday, November 23, 1965

MLK Address to the National Press Club

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Dr. King gives an address to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He discusses his recent conviction for marching in Albany, the economic status of the Negro, racial issues, communism, the church, and the practice of nonviolent resistance. He states that the church is the most segregated institution in America. Dr. King also states that racial issues are a national problem and that the goal of the Negro is freedom.

Thursday, July 19, 1962

Letter from Benjamin Mays to MLK

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Dr. Mays informs Dr. King of his recommendation to confer an honorary degree from Morehouse College on Dr. J. Curtis Dixon. Mays includes a biographical sketch of Dr. Dixon and asks Dr. King to respond to the letter with his approval or disapproval.

Friday, May 7, 1965

Letter from Joseph S. Clark to MLK

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Senator Joseph S. Clark informs Dr. King of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and expresses his gratitude for Dr. King's support.

Friday, July 17, 1964

Letter from MLK to Walter Everett

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Dr. King writes Walter Everett regarding the libel cases of Rev. Abernathy, Rev. Shuttlesworth, Rev. Lowery and Rev. Seay. He thanks Mr. Everett for his support and informs him that they are "winning the victory" with his help.

Wednesday, August 23, 1961

Letter from Benjamin E. Mays to MLK

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In this letter, dated March 9, 1965, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays requests Dr. King's attendance at the annual Morehouse College Board of Trustees meeting.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Letter from Leonard Chadwick to MLK

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Chadwick, a student at Lincoln school of Berkeley, California, offers encouragement to Dr. King and his continuous efforts for social good.

Friday, March 12, 1965

MLK Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Recognition Dinner

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Dr. King delivers this address after returning from his trip to Oslo, Norway. A recognition dinner is held in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia as an honor for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. King thanks supporters, family, and friends, however, accepts the award on behalf of the many people struggling for justice and civil rights. He states that oppressed people can only stay oppressed for so long because "the yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself."

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

Memo from Barbara Moffett to MLK

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Barbara W. Moffett writes a memorandum to Dr. King and Harry Wachtel, commenting on a second draft statement submitted by the American Friends Service Committee to the SCLC. Ms. Moffett also sends a copy of the memo with a handwritten note to Andy Young.

Thursday, February 22, 1968

Fifth Grade Students Write to MLK

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Fifth Graders at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, write to Dr. King in request of literature about his style of worship.

Friday, March 22, 1968

Letter from Mrs. Edna E. Williams to MLK

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Mrs. Edna E. Williams invites Dr. King to attend The Friendship Baptist Church's annual Harry W. Knight Award and Mortgage Retirement Fund Banquet.

Thursday, March 17, 1966

Letter from Arthur V. Hamman to MLK about Spirituality

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In this letter, Mr. Hamman lectures Dr. King on the concept of heaven and hell, asserting that there is no race, nationality, etc., before God.

Monday, June 19, 1967

Letter from High School Student Jeanne Adams to MLK

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Joanne Adams, a student from Central High School, writes Dr. King to voice her support for what he is doing for negro citizens in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Letter from Bernard LaFayette, Jr. to MLK

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Before Mr. LaFayette leaves for New York to join the Spring Mobilization to end the war in Vietnam, he offer suggestions towards the housing problems that have occurred in Chicago. He states that there should be an urban renewal project that could possibly help low-income citizens afford respectable housing.

Friday, March 24, 1967

Letter from Samuel Starr to MLK

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Mr. Starr shares his thoughts regarding the "negro people," suggesting they go back to Africa and organize civilization under Dr. King's leadership.

Friday, January 12, 1968

Letter from Congressman James Roosevelt to MLK

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Representative James Roosevelt thanks Dr. King for his words regarding Roosevelt's contribution to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Tuesday, February 25, 1964

James H. Halsey Writes MLK About Alumni Solicitation

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James H. Halsey writes Dr. King about financial support for the University of Bridgeport and its program.

Friday, March 15, 1963

Raphael Gould Thanks MLK For Support

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Gould thanks Dr. King for his letter of support to the Clergymen's Emergency Committee in Vietnam. Gould further approves of King's dialogue printed in Playboy Magazine and encourages him to go on late night TV interview shows to reach a larger population of Americans.

Thursday, July 8, 1965

Address by MLK at 47th NAACP Annual Convention

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Dr. King addresses the audience at the 47th NAACP annual convention in San Francisco, California. King begins with background information of slavery and its physical and mental effects on Africans, then tells the "Montgomery Story." This story begins with a mental transformation among blacks, which led to the Montgomery boycott. As a result of the boycott, blacks were empowered and began fighting injustice and seeking changes in unfair legislation.

Wednesday, June 27, 1956

Telegram from Nathaniel Tillman Jr. to MLK

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The Washington, D.C. chapter of Morehouse College Alumni invites Dr. King to speak at its first annual Public Affairs Forum. The organization suggests a topic of "The Negro 100 Years After Emancipation."

Thursday, February 28, 1963

Letter from Wendell K. Jones to MLK and Leon M. Sullivan

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This is a letter of support to Dr. King from Wendell K. Jones for his tireless work on behalf of African Americans. Mr. Jones also recognizes Rev. Leon M. Sullivan for helping African Americans in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 4, 1967

MLK Handwritten Notes

Dr. King outlines some principles regarding 'Love' and uses Reinhold Niebuhr as a reference.

Letter from Charles W. Lockyer to MLK

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Charles Lockyer sends Dr. King a special limited edition of the International Library of Negro Life and History as a gift. Lockyer explains that the book series is a collaboration between his publishing company and the Association for Study of Negro Life and History.

Tuesday, August 15, 1967

MLK Statement Before the Credentials Committee of the DNC

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Dr. King addresses the Democratic National Committee urging them to stand up against the inequities that prevent Negro participation in the political process in the state of Mississippi.

Saturday, August 22, 1964

Letter From Harry A. Ploski to MLK

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Harry A. Ploski writes Dr. King concerning a book he and Professor Roscoe Brown have written. Hoping to solicit endorsement, he encloses a copy of the table of contents and an outline of the topics addressed.

Tuesday, September 13, 1966

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