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Another Opinion: I Oppose the War in Vietnam

This column contains excerpts from an address given by Dr. King in Chicago, in which he expresses his concerns regarding the Vietnam War and how it will affect poverty in America.

Letter from Joan Daves to MLK

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Joan Daves provides the figures for royalties and advances of "Why We Can't Wait."

Tuesday, September 8, 1964

Materialism

Dr. King records a definition of materialism.

Letter from Dr. King to Earnest Dale

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This letter serves to acknowledge Earnest Dale's missed call to Dr. King and to thank Professor Dale for his support.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

Letter from MLK to Rev. Stanley Terry

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Dr. King extends his appreciation to Reverend Terry of New York for his witness in Albany, Georgia.

Wednesday, October 10, 1962

King Finds New Target

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This article from The Topeka Daily Capital discusses Dr. King's stance on the Vietnam War. Dr. King verbalizes his stance after seeing anti-poverty funds being used for war. The article also mentions civil rights leaders who are against joining both causes for civil rights and world peace.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

May 1963, Letter from William M. Kunstler to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. requesting television interview

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William M. Kunstler "Bill" writes to inform Dr. King of the National Educational Television's interest in doing a series of programs on the American Negro. Henry Norgenthau would like to interview Dr. King for the series.

Wednesday, May 15, 1963

News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund

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The Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc. discusses the allegations and trials of Thomas Carlton Wansley.

Tuesday, November 23, 1965

MLK Sermon Notes

Dr. King writes notes regarding the story of Jesus and the healing of the paralytic. Jesus asked the crippled man, "will thou be made whole?" Dr. King states that some people are happy to be crippled because they lack the responsibilities of life that a healthy man has, and many people cater to their needs, but cautions against this attitude.

Project Director Job Specifications

This document outlines the role of Project Director and contains notes on the specific responsibilities of the position.

Letter from the American Embassy in New Delhi, India to MLK

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The Embassy of the United States invites Dr. King to come and visit India for at least a month. He can lecture in his special areas of interests. The embassy states that the best time to come is between November and April.

Friday, September 24, 1965

Letter from Dora McDonald to Monica Wilson

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Dora McDonald, on behalf of Dr. King, responds to Monica Wilson at the University of Cape Town in acceptance of her invitation to speak at the institution. McDonald closes requesting confirmation of a date for Dr. King, as well as accommodation information.

Saturday, April 3, 1965

Letter from MLK to Kathy Sasso

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Dr. King shares his pleasure in being named "Person of the Week" by Miss Sasso's class. He encloses a copy of one of his speeches.

Monday, April 27, 1964

Letter from Max Tak to MLK

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Mr. Tak requests a statement for the Elseviers Weekblad cover story titled, "Is Satan Still Alive?" from Dr. King.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967

Address by MLK to American Jewish Committee

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In this speech, Dr. King addresses the Civil Rights Movement and the use of nonviolent demonstration tactics. He distinguishes between civil disobedience, which involves breaking laws that one does not agree with, and nonviolent demonstration, which involves using one's right to protest. He states that nonviolent protest is inherently American, citing examples from the Civil War, the Suffragettes, and the American Jewish Committee's own lobbying from the early 20th Century.

Thursday, May 20, 1965

Monism

Dr. King cites the many ways in which the concept of Monism is applied.

Letter from Stuart E. Atkinson to the SCLC

Stuart E. Atkinson sends a donation to the SCLC and requests the address to which he should send donated clothing and toys.

Invitation from Jesse Jackson to MLK to Attend an Operation Breadbasket Workshop

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Dr. King receives an invitation from Jesse Jackson to help with a fundraising project for SCLC's Operation Breadbasket.

Saturday, February 11, 1967

God

Dr. King notes that Jeremiah 9:23 speaks of man's ability to know and understand God in contrast to modern theology's claim that God is beyond knowing.

Letter from J. Depre to MLK

The author addresses his concern to Dr. King regarding indications of an invasion of China by the US Military.

Letter from Jessie Treichler of Antioch College to Coretta Scott King

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On behalf of Antioch College, Jessie Treichler invites Dr. King to speak and Mrs. King to perform at the college. She informs Mrs. King of the honorarium and requests a tentative response.

Thursday, August 16, 1962

Unity West Program

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Unity West issues this worship program for June 1967.

Thursday, June 1, 1967

An Address by MLK at the 53rd Convention of the NAACP

Dr. King makes an address at the 53rd Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People in Atlanta disputing the myths of the civil rights movement. In addition to expressing appreciation for the organization's work, Dr. King apologizes for the prejudice the NAACP had to endure in making accommodations for the conference in Atlanta.

Notes for Darien Interfaith Human Rights Council Youth Program

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Leaders of the Darien Interfaith Human Rights Council outline a brief youth program to be held one afternoon in the Royle School, in which a video tape of one of Dr. King's speeches will be played for the students in attendance.

Sunday, January 31, 1965

Letter from Dave G. Pettigrew to MLK

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Dave Pettigrew, the Campus Coordinator for Choice '68 at the University of South Florida, invites Dr. King or "any of his representatives" to speak to the University. If someone is able to attend, Pettigrew requests information on their candidate and their potential responses to the three referendum questions listed.

Friday, March 22, 1968

Letter from Dorothy Gaines to Jacob Broertjes

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Dorothy Gaines encloses a copy of all of Dr. King and Rev. Andrew Young's expenses while in Amsterdam for the Baptist Federation Convention.

Wednesday, September 2, 1964

Letter from Ethel T. Elsea to MLK

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Ethel T. Elsea, Assistant Editor of Fleming H. Revell Company, writes Dr. King requesting to use his quotation in Frank S. Mead's unpublished book. Elsea also encloses a release form for the Reverend to sign and return.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963

Letter from Benjamin Mays to MLK

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Dr. Benjamin E. Mays writes to Dr. King shortly after President Kennedy's assassination to urge him to take precautions.

Friday, November 29, 1963

Reviews of Strength to Love

These reviews of Dr. King's "Strength to Love" illustrate King's use of theological beliefs in conjunction with the struggle for civil rights reform.

Letter to Ralph Abernathy from Abraham Grinoch

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Rev. Ralph Abernathy received this letter addressing the issuance of war bonds to meet financial requirements during war emergencies. Grinoch proposes that the country issue "War on Poverty Bonds", to provide the funds necessary for eradicating poverty in the United States.

Monday, April 22, 1968

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