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Death

Dr. King meditates on death and a quotation from Thomas Carlyle in which Carlyle compares the death of his mother to the moon sinking into a dark sea.

Letter from William H. Shell to MLK

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William H. Shell is preparing an address for a high school graduation and is in need of various documents surrounding Dr. King's organization. Mr. Shell desires to know the detailed goals of the Civil Rights Movement, civil rights techniques, and the education demographics for the early 1960's.

Friday, January 5, 1962

Covenant Between Operation Breadbasket and The A&P Company

The Chicago Unit of The A&P Company seeks to build a relationship with the Negro community by implementing equal opportunity employment policies. In return, the ministers of Operation Breadbasket will bring to attention the extensive commitment the A&P Company has to the economic and social future of the Negro community.

Out of the Long Night of Segregation

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In this article, "Out of the Long Night of Segregation", Dr. King discusses the result of Negroes waiting to be treated as equals to no avail. He also presents several actions that should take place to provoke change.

Friday, February 28, 1958

Welcome to Kennett Square, Dr. King

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The highlighted article of this newspaper clipping reports on Dr. King's upcoming visit to Kennett High School in Chester County, Pennsylvania at the invitation of the Hadley Memorial Fund program committee. The editorial addresses dissenters who object to Dr. King's visit to Kennett Square for various reasons, including perceived threats of civil disobedience and because Dr. King "fails to measure up as cultural material." However, the author insists that Dr.

Thursday, September 15, 1966

Letter from Marian Hargrave to MLK

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Ms. Hargrave offers her support for Dr. King and his efforts in the Civil Rights Movement. She also discusses the religious aspects of the struggle, which she feels give it a deeper meaning.

Monday, November 11, 1963

Letter from Congressman Ralph J. Rivers to MLK

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Representative Rivers of Alaska informs Dr. King that he intends to sign the District of Columbia Home Rule Bill.

Tuesday, August 24, 1965

Letter from Leon Lowry to the King's

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A. Leon Lowry invites the Kings to speak at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church in Florida for their Men's and Women's services.

Saturday, December 8, 1962

Letter from Kenneth Opp to MLK

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Kenneth Opp requests information from Dr. King relating to the Time Magazine 'Choice 68' initiative.

Friday, March 15, 1968

Letter from Zabelle Tourian to MLK

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Ms. Tourian commends Dr. King for his efforts against violence and describes the antagonism and discrimination against immigrants when she came as an Armenian to the U.S. in 1903.

Monday, August 14, 1967

"Focus Months" of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

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In this document, this New York Yearly Meeting Office unveiled a plan of action for the months of March and April of 1968. The causes they focused on were the Black Power Movement and Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign initiative.

Thursday, February 1, 1968

Telegram from MLK to the Fairmont Hotel

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Dr. King writes to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco California, requesting a reservation of two single rooms.

Saturday, September 16, 1967

Letter from Leonard Newell to MLK

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Leonard A. Newell writes to Dr. King to ask for his opinion about the pursuit of a consumer strike to protest the War in Vietnam.

Friday, March 1, 1968

God (Malachi)

Dr. King writes notes regarding the prophet Malachi in the Old Testament of the Bible.

SCLC's Dr. King Ranked by Negroes as Most Influential Leader

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This 1968 SCLC news release relays that Dr. King has been identified "as the most influential Negro leader in America today." Dr. King had less than a hundred days before that influence would cost him his life.

Tuesday, January 9, 1968

SCLC Direction

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The SCLC establishes a new direction in which they are seeking to promote nonviolence on an international level by creating a universal human rights movement. Ira Sandperl details this new direction of the SCLC which includes the improvement of current political and economic issues.

Thursday, November 17, 1966

Letter from Mildred Hood to MLK

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Mildred Hood explains to Dr. King what she and her daughter experienced at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Hood wants to know what she can do about the situation.

Saturday, May 7, 1966

SCLC Press Release, Poor People's Campaign

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In this press release intended for the American public and media outlets, Dr. King argues that the country is "splitting into two hostile societies and the chief destructive cutting force is white racism." The SCLC President asserts that the federal government fails to eradicate social ills, like poverty, unless it is "confronted directly and massively." Henceforth, the nonviolent April 1968 Poor People's Campaign is intended to serve as the "final victory over racism and poverty."

Monday, March 4, 1968

Letter from UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson to MLK

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Adlai Stevenson of the United Nations informs Dr. King that their meeting will have to be rescheduled due to his duties as UN Security Council President. Stevenson wishes to converse with Dr. King about issues relating to the continent of Africa.

Thursday, December 5, 1963

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Gay to MLK

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Britt and Hagel Gay write Dr. King enclosing a contribution to help him in his "wonderful work."

Friday, August 16, 1963

Letter from Irv Kupcinet to MLK

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Irv Kupcinet, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, offers Dr. King recognition for his appearance his TV show. He thanks Dr. King for his significant contribution to the overall success of the program.

Monday, January 28, 1963

Letter from Frank Thompson, Jr. to MLK

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Congressman Thompson of New Jersey writes Dr. King to acknowledge his recent letter urging his support of the vote against the Mississippi Delegation. Thompson informs Dr. King that he was one of Representatives who opposed the seating, and although dissenters did not prevail he is convinced "that this action has helped in the fight to enfranchise those who have been discriminated against for so long."

Tuesday, January 12, 1965

Letter from Wilbur C. Davis to MLK

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Wilbur C. Davis writes Dr. King seeking prayer for him and his family. Davis also includes a poem that he wrote regarding Dr. King's life and involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, February 8, 1966

Letter from Joan Daves to Seong Hak Lee

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Joan Daves responds to a request to translate Dr. King's books "Strength to Love" and "Why We Can't Wait" into the Korean language. She conveys Dr. King's gratitude about such an interest while also expressing hesitancy in granting permission immediately. The project can only be green lighted if specific procedures are followed which Daves lays out in her response.

Wednesday, October 21, 1964

Letter from MLK to C. B. King

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Dr. King thanks C. B. King for a recent contribution and tells him that the widespread, articulate opposition to the war in Vietnam is unprecedented in American history.

Tuesday, October 10, 1967

Letter from Ernest Shaefer to Dora McDonald

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Ernest Shaefer, Executive Secretary of the Hadley Executive Committee corresponds with Dora McDonald to arrange a date for Dr. King to address the committee. Shaefer provides a list of available dates from which Dr. King can select.

Monday, June 20, 1966

Revelation

Dr. King discusses the idea that Jesus Christ is the only direct form of revelation, which was proposed in Emil Brunner's "The Mediator."

Letter from Elmer A. Rovang to MLK

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Elmer Rovang expresses disdain for Dr. King's views on foreign policy and space exploration. Rovang even threatens to vote for George Wallace as President in order to counter Dr. King's "destructive" ideology.

Thursday, April 13, 1967

Letter from Dora McDonald to A. Dale Fiers

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Miss Dora McDonald writes Dr. Fiers regarding Dr. King's visit to Dallas, Texas.

Friday, September 23, 1966

Letter from A. Dudley Ward to MLK

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A. Dudley Ward, General Secretary for the General Board of Christian Social Concerns of the Methodist Church, forwards an enclosed resolution to Dr. King.

Tuesday, April 25, 1967

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