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Letter from MLK to Charles V. Arthur

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Dr. King writes Mr. Arthur to thank the staff of Kitsilano Secondary School for their contribution to the SCLC.

Tuesday, July 23, 1963

Letter from Illinois High School Student Beth Allen to MLK

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High school student Beth Allen writes Dr. King inquiring about how she can contribute to the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, January 28, 1966

Letter from CORE to MLK

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The Kansas City, Missouri Chapter of CORE writes to Dr. King inviting him to attend their Negro History Week program.

Friday, February 2, 1968

Letter from James Degener to MLK

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Lutheran Church youth advisor James Degener asks that Dr. King assist him in showing a group of teenagers life around the dilapidated side of Chicago. Degener's goal is to expose the young people to the crippling and tragic conditions of the inner city. At the time of this correspondence, Dr. King and SCLC were in the midst of an open housing campaign in Chicago, known as the Chicago Freedom Movement.

Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Anonymous Letter to Charles C. Diggs Jr.

This anonymous letter to Congressman Charles Diggs, Jr. of Michigan details the grievances suffered by Negro and Caucasian females in the U.S. Army. The authors assert that they routinely are subjected to segregation in public accommodations and are denied equal opportunity for promotion and reenlistment.

God

Dr. King writes about Chapter 11 of the Old Testament Book, Hosea, concerning Israel.

Newspaper Article: "Giving Away a Library"

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This Chicago's Sunday AMERICAN newspaper article discusses the issue concerning the decision of the Chicago Law Institute to give the government their legal library without the consent of the membership.

Sunday, July 10, 1966

Letter from Bernard Hollowood to MLK about Writing an Article

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"Punch" editor Bernard Hollowood asks Dr. King to write an article focusing on the following question: "Is America capable of solving its own race problems?" The article would be part of a series of articles focusing on whether the United States can be trusted as leader of the Western World.

Thursday, July 28, 1966

Letter from Alice Mary Hilton and Kathryn Anne Hilton Hayward to MLK

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Kathryn, a young American girl, writes a letter to Dr. King expressing her sympathy for a girl in the Vietnam War. Kathryn sends twelve cents to help the girl in the war smile. Kathryn's mother also expresses her concern about the war.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

Judgement or Justice

Dr. King quotes a book entitled "Sea Dreams," by Alfred Lord Tennyson, regarding judgement and justice.

Letter from MLK to Robert McDougal, Jr.

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Dr. King thanks Robert McDougal, Jr. for his contribution and support to SCLC and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Tuesday, December 14, 1965

Telegram From the National Committee For Free Elections to MLK Regarding 1967 Sunflower County, Mississippi Elections

Dr. King requests a meeting with Attorney General William Ramsey Clark, to discuss the need for federal voting registrars to oversee upcoming elections in rural Mississippi counties. In these elections, Negroes will run as candidates for the first time in American history.

Letter from the Brith Abraham Fraternal Order to MLK

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Representatives of the Brith Abraham Fraternal Order write Dr. King in response to anti-semitic statements made by members of SNCC. They ask that Dr. King provide a statement that condems SNCC's statement due to the fact the Jewish community has strongly supported the civil rights movement.

Monday, August 21, 1967

Letter from Harry Wachtel to MLK

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Mr. Wachtel, Dr. King's legal counsel, provides an update on pending matters regarding the American Foundation of Non-Violence.

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to E. M. Bettenson

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Dr. King is visiting Newcastle, England to receive an honorary degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Ms. McDonald informs Mr. Bettenson of Dr. King's schedule and requirements so that the staff can prepare accordingly.

Wednesday, September 27, 1967

Letter from John Conyers to MLK

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John Conyers, Congressman-Elect for the first district of Michigan, writes Dr. King seeking advice and endorsement for his campaign.

Monday, December 28, 1964

Letter from Mark Henderson to MLK

In this letter Mark Henderson comments on the incidents at the South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

Letter from Joseph Clark to MLK

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In this letter, Joseph Clark shows appreciation for the work Dr. King has done.

Sunday, June 25, 1967

Letter from Rosamond C. Kay, Jr. to MLK

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Reverend Rosamond Kay, Jr. invites Dr. King to speak at Morning Star Baptist Church in Pennsylvania. He also informs Dr. King he is a 1939 graduate of Morehouse College, and their fathers are life-long friends.

Monday, December 4, 1967

Mars Lecture Series

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This 1958 program features Dr. King as guest lecturer for the Mars Lectures at Northwestern University.

Tuesday, April 15, 1958

Telegram from Roy Wilkins to MLK

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Roy Wilkins, the chairman of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, urges Dr. King to attend a special meeting in Washington, D.C. to plan a course of action on pending civil rights legislation.

Thursday, January 5, 1967

Telegram from James A. Dombrowski to Lindsay Almond Jr.

James A. Dombrowski urges J. Lindsay Almond to take a stand against segregation in the city of Lynchburg. This urgency emerged as a result of the jailing of six students who sitting-in at a local diner.

Letter from C.B. Atkins to MLK

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In this document the writer thanks Dr. King for meeting with him concerning the proposed "Martin King album" and television series. The writer encloses a memorandum on consumer information and requests King's travel schedule.

Tuesday, June 12, 1962

National Mobilization for the Freedom Budget

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In a press release, Karen Kerpen announces the National Mobilization for the Freedom Budget. Groups from across the United States planned to convene in Washington D.C. to demand that Congress pass the Freedom Budget in order to assist those in need.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

Executive Director's Report

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William A. Rutherford sends an informal report to the SCLC Executive Board in Washington, D.C. This is Rutherford's first report as an administrator of the organization and it purposes the ways in which the SCLC can better utilize, and apply, their resources.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Barth on Dogmatics

Dr. King examines Karl Barth's view of dogmatics as an act of faith.

Letter from MLK to Eliot Stadler

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Acknowledging receipt of a letter and a $1000 contribution to the SCLC, Dr. King sends his appreciation to Dr. Eliot Stadler. In closing, the Reverend expresses interest in meeting Stadler with regard to potential aid during the summer months.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

Letter from William Eerdmans, Jr. to MLK

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William. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company requests to reprint Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail" in a small booklet for wider circulation. Eerdmans, Jr. writes, "your words...are those of a Christian martyr and saint."

Saturday, June 15, 1963

Letter from Harold Franklin to MLK

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Harold Franklin expresses appreciation to Dr. King for granting him scholarship aid.

Saturday, May 2, 1964

Letter from Frederic M. Hudson to MLK Regarding an Invitation

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In this letter, Mr. Hudson, a Chaplain at Colby College, extends Dr. King an invitation to speak at the college. Mr. Hudson also offers some of the students to be possible volunteers for Dr. King.

Tuesday, July 11, 1967

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