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Recommendation Letter from MLK for Harcourt Klinefelter

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Dr. King writes a letter of recommendation for Harcourt Klinefelter, a friend and partner in the fight for justice and human rights.

Monday, December 5, 1966

John Locke

Dr. King records a quote from English political theorist John Locke on the development of the human mind.

Letter from Leonard L. Brooks to MLK

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The Portland campus of the University of Maine requests Dr. King to speak to the student body in support of Choice '68 National Collegiate Presidential Primary.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from MLK to Nathaniel Barber

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Dr. King thanks Nathaniel Barber for his contribution to the SCLC and gives a brief overview of the work done by the organization.

Friday, July 23, 1965

Letter from Dorothy L. Shereff to MLK Regarding a Book on Gandhi

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Dorothy Shereff, Rights and Permissions Manager for The New American Library, requests that Dr. King send a statement to promote Professor Louis Fischer's book on Mahatma Gandhi.

Tuesday, January 5, 1965

Letter from Washington University to MLK

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Faculty of the Political Science Department at Washington University release a resolution supporting Dr. King and his efforts to secure voting rights for Negroes in Selma, Alabama. They urge the Federal Government to take a serious look at this issue following recent attacks upon Negroes trying to exercise their right to vote.

Friday, March 12, 1965

Letter from Joan Daves to Dr. King Regarding Schedule with Publisher

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Joan Daves provides details for the Monday, June 8th schedule that Dr. King's publisher would like to set up. The day starts off with the Today Show and ends with a cocktail party.

Monday, May 4, 1964

Handwritten Notes on Science and Religion

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines Brightman's views on Science and Religion.

Metaphysics

Dr. King quotes from F. H. Bradley's "Appearance and Reality."

War

Dr. King quotes Napoleon, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Gen. Omar Bradley on war as impractical.

Discipline

Dr. King records a quote from Proverbs 13:24 regarding discipline and corporal punishment.

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 Joseph Caputo to MLK

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Joseph Caputo, a graphic arts teacher from Russell Sage Jr. High School in Queens, New York, collaborated with his students on a booklet entitled, "Let My People Go." The booklet features various illustrations and verses; and focuses on themes prominent to Dr. King's life and work. The accompanying letter includes a dedication to Dr. King and Roy Wilkins.

Thursday, June 1, 1967

Letter from The Norwegian Student Association to MLK

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Norwegian student representatives reference a letter from Hakon Knutsen of the American Baptist Convention, inquiring about Dr. King's availability to address student groups during his stay in Norway.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weiss to MLK

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A Wisconsin couple criticizes Dr. King for "outcries" against policy in Vietnam and the "so called peace movement."

Monday, May 1, 1967

House Resolution 12962

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This is a copy of House Resolution 12962, passed by the Ninetieth United States Congress in 1967. This resolution called for the establishment of a Commission on Negro History and Culture.

Monday, September 18, 1967

Letter from MLK to Melvin W. Trent

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Dr. King recommends that Melvin W. Trent file a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission about the unjust labor situation in Newport News.

Friday, November 26, 1965

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 David H. McKillop to MLK

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David McKillop informs Dr. King that the United States Consulate General in Barcelona received a letter from five Spanish citizens congratulating him for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, November 12, 1964

"I, Too" by Jerry Peace

This document displays the poem "I, Too" by Jerry Peace

Letter from James C. Goodwin to MLK

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Mr. Goodwin, Executive Director of the Bay Area Neighborhood Development Non-profit Foundation, informs Dr. King of an artist who would like to present him the painting "Give Me a Future."

Wednesday, March 8, 1967

The Pulpit: A Journal of Contemporary Preaching

As a "journal of contemporary preaching," The Pulpit includes numerous sermons and various religious teachings including Dr. King's "A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart."

Free Southern Theater Requests MLK's Financial Assistance

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John O'Neal, Executive Director of the Free Southern Theater in New Orleans, requests financial assistance from Dr. King and the SCLC. Mr. O'Neal oversees a professional touring ensemble that performs in six states in the Deep South and a pilot project for a community theater program.

Tuesday, June 29, 1965

Fight for Open City

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Included in The United Council Sentinel, is an excerpt featuring an initiative of Dr. King and various others: Operation Breadbasket. The author explores the details of this specific movement.

Sunday, August 21, 1966

Telegram from Washington CORE to MLK

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The Washington CORE asks Dr. King to clear up the apparent misunderstanding that Dr. King approves of Coleman for the fifth circuit.

Wednesday, July 14, 1965

Letter From Christine Heath to MLK

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Ms. Christine Heath, a high school student, asks for information on how "Civil Disobedience," by Henry David Thoreau, has affected Dr. King.

Wednesday, March 20, 1968

Letter from Marilyn Sauer to MLK

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Marilyn Sauer, Administrative Assistant to Dr. L. M. McCoy, provides Dr. King with the address of the Archbishop of Recife. Sauer also informs Dr. King of the proper way to address the Archbishop.

Wednesday, May 31, 1967

Monotheism

Dr. King describes monotheism, the belief in the existence of one God, as it compares to Hebrews and Greeks in a civilized world. He quotes Albert C. Knudson from "Religious Teachings of the Old Testament."

Letter from J. Raymond Oliver to MLK

J. Raymond Oliver writes Dr. King concerning his visit to North Carolina that was cut short in order to stay out of the media.

Letter from S. O. Adebo to Theodore Brown

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S. O. Adebo, a permanent representative of the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, requests a meeting with Mr. Brown and his colleagues. Mr. Brown is the Executive Director of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa. This letter references the Nigeria-Biafra situation, which Dr. King was deeply concerned about.

Tuesday, March 28, 1967

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