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MLK's Plans for Cleveland

Dr. King outlines programs and development that he will implement in Cleveland. King frequently went to Cleveland throughout his time as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Letter from Fred Bennette to MLK

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Director Reverend Bennette requests that Dr. King increase the telephone allowance for Operation Breadbasket, stating that frequent phone calls must be made in order to keep the program active.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Conference on Strengthening the New Politiics

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The Conference on Strengthening the New Politics was formed from a desire to have real constituencies who have control over their elected officials and a concern for local grassroots political development. It is the hope of this conference that the styles of liberalism and the Civil Rights Movement could come together to form a new elective politic.

Sunday, November 28, 1965

Reason

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman's "The Finding of God."

Letter from Gloria Kenny to MLK

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Mrs. Kenny encloses her monthly contribution of $50 to the SCLC and reports that a recent recruitment letter has resulted in 18 potential new members.

Thursday, October 20, 1966

Letter from Burke Marshall to MLK

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Burke Marshall, Assistant Attorney General, writes Dr. King in response to a telegram sent by the Reverend protesting action be taken by the State of Louisiana against the Southern Conference Educational Fund.

Wednesday, October 16, 1963

Copyright Agreement for MLK’s Nobel Lecture

This is the Copyright Assignment Agreement established between Dr. King and the Nobel Foundation.

Wisdom

Dr. King quotes and comments on Proverbs 2:6, saying that wisdom is a supreme virtue for the author of Proverbs and involves moral character and knowledge.

Letter from Dora McDonald to William K. Du Val

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Dora McDonald responds to William K. Du Val of the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations on behalf of Dr. King.

Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Telegram from I.W. and Helen Grizzard to MLK

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I.W. and Helen Grizzard encourage Dr. King to "endure to the end in God's loving light" while King is in jail in Bessemer, Alabama.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Letter to Mrs. H.G. Smith from MLK

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Dr. King thanks Mrs. Smith for her financial contribution to the SCLC. He briefly explains the current efforts of the SCLC and the importance of contributions.

Wednesday, October 13, 1965

A Tribute to the MLK

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Several organizations in Stamford, Connecticut sponsor a tribute in honor of Dr. King. This document outlines the program participants, and lists Dr. King as providing the keynote address.

Monday, November 30, 1964

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

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

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

Project Director Job Specifications

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

Letter from Mr. John W. Hall to MLK

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Mr. Hall of Pomona, California shows his support for Dr. King and the SCLC through an ongoing monetary contribution.

Friday, September 30, 1966

Letter from Frank Jones to MLK

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Reverend Frank Jones sends Dr. King a letter expressing his concern about the recent occurrences in Albany, Georgia.

Tuesday, August 14, 1962

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

Man, a Being of Becoming

Dr. King documents ideas regarding the philosophy of man. Using the metaphor of a "flowing stream," he addresses man's experience from infancy through adulthood.

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

Anonymous Letter to MLK

Dr. King received this letter from an individual who urges that both poverty and the Vietnam War should be ended by helping Americans and building up communities, and then sending peaceful volunteers to South Vietnam to do the same. The author, who has several family members in the service, chooses not to sign their name, fearing retribution, and states that they wish to broadcast this message around the world.

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.

Chicago Defender: My Dream

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Dr. King writes this article for the Chicago Defender describing the social and economic climate of Chicago's ghettos. He explains that Ghettos are the site of economic exploitation and where no exchange of culture and resources are allowed to exist. SCLC staff and Reverend James Bevel "have come to see this as a system of internal colonialism." It is understood that slum culture is designed to perpetuate the inferior educational, health, housing, and employment states of the Negro.

Saturday, February 19, 1966

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.

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