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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Personal Finances

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Letter to Dr. King from Mrs. Beckler

Mrs. Beckler encloses five dollars in a support letter to Dr. King, wishing the best for his health and asking for an autographed copy of one of his books.

Letter to Dr. Mays Regarding United Negro College Fund

Dr. King's secretary sends a check for $150 to Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays for the United Negro College Fund. The letter states that Dr. King's pledge will total $700 with the balance paid on or before February 18, 1967.

Letter to Rev. Ralph Abernathy from MLK

Dr. King sends checks and a telephone bill to the SCLC.

Letters Between MLK and Max Dean

Dr. King sends a letter out to supporters, updating them on the progress made through the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King also informs supporters that the work is far from done and asks for support. Writing on the back of Dr. King's letter, Max Dean informs Dr. King that his most important priority is an immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Vietnam. This is despite that Dean has "great respect" for Dr. King and the SCLC.

Memorandum from Ralph D. Abernathy to MLK

This memorandum regarding SCLC liabilities, income and bank balances, was sent from Ralph Abernathy to Dr. King.

MLK Address to the National Press Club

Dr. King gives an address to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He discusses his recent conviction for marching in Albany, the economic status of the Negro, racial issues, communism, the church, and the practice of nonviolent resistance. He states that the church is the most segregated institution in America. Dr. King also states that racial issues are a national problem and that the goal of the Negro is freedom.

Note from Joan Daves to MLK

A representative of Joan Daves is enclosing a check for $120 for the Spanish edition of the book "Stride Toward Freedom."

Post Card to MLK from Benjamin Mays, Morehouse College

This 1966 post card from Benjamin Mays, Morehouse College, is a thank-you note to Dr. King and "the Morehouse men" who made alumni contributions.

Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company

The manager of Preferred Risk Mutual Auto, D.G. Witt, sends an insurance renewal request to Dr. King with policies and surcharge information. He explains that the companies decision to renew his policy was one of deep consideration due to the numerous car accidents during Dr. King's policy with the company.

Receipt from the University of Bridgeport to MLK

This is a receipt from James Halsey to Dr. King for a donation to the University of Bridgeport's development fund.

Royalties from "Why We Can't Wait"

This document is a reference to the royalties earned from Dr.King's book "Why we Can't Wait", the Norwegian edition.

Royalty Statement for a Payot Published Edition of "Why We Can't Wait"

This royalty statement for a French-language edition of "Why We Can't Wait" documents royalties earned in 1966.

Royalty Statement for Casterman Published Edition of "Strength to Love"

This royalty statement references royalties earned for a French-language edition of "Strength to Love".

Royalty Statement for Dr. King’s “Strength to Love”

This statement from Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the Finnish edition of Dr. King's "Strength to Love," published by Kirjapaja.

Royalty Statement for French Edition of The Strength to Love

This statement from Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the French edition of Dr. King's "The Strength to Love," published by Casterman S.A. for the period October 1, 1965 to March 31, 1966.

Royalty Statement for Japanese Edition of Stride Toward Freedom

Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the Japanese edition of Dr. King's "Stride Toward Freedom," including the number of copies sold in 1966.

Royalty Statement for MLK's "Why We Can't Wait"

This statement from Joan Daves details royalty earnings for the German edition of Dr. King's "Why We Can't Wait", published by Econ Verlag, for the period 1/1/65 to 12/31/65.

Royalty Statement for Strength to Love

Joan Daves issues this royalty statement for a German language edition of Dr. King's Strength to Love. The statement includes the amount earned and number of copies sold.

Royalty Statement for Stride Toward Freedom

Harper and Row Publishers send an itemized royalty statement to Dr. King for his book titled, "Stride Toward Freedom."

Royalty Statement from Joan Daves to MLK

Joan Daves sends Dr. King a royalty statement for "Stride Toward Freedom" and "Strength To Love."

Royalty Statement from Joan Daves to MLK

This royalty statement reflects the amount earned for the Japanese edition of "Stride Toward Freedom".

Royalty Statement from Joan Daves to MLk

In this document, Dr. King's literary agent, Joan Daves, forwards a royalty statement, for the French editions of Dr. King's books "Why We Can't Wait" and "Strength to Love."

Royalty Statement re: Why We Can't Wait

This royalty statement for the German edition of "Why We Can't Wait" has an itemization of royalties earned.

SCLC News Bulletin

This SCLC bulletin to supporters details the organization's progress in numerous locations, including its growing presence in northern cities such as Cleveland, Operation Breadbasket in Chicago, and the Citizenship Education Program. A "Fiscal Facts" section stresses that Dr. King receives no salary from SCLC, nor any other income from his work with the organization.

SCLC Newsletter: October 1963

This document contains the SCLC's newletter for October 1963. The articles featured in the newsletter include: SCLC's recent accomplishments, details of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church bombing, the seventh annual SCLC convention, data regarding employment for Negroes in Alabama, and gains made in St. Augustine, Florida. Also featured are numerous photographs of Dr. King and notable Civil Rights leaders.

Speech to National Press Club

Dr. King answers a number of questions from the National Press Club.

Stride Towards Freedom Royalties

This document serves as a financial receipt from Laurence Pollinger Ltd. Royalties for Dr. King's book Stride Towards Freedom are included in the statement.

Swedish Martin Luther King Fund

The Martin Luther King Fund was an internationally housed organization in which numerous countries participated in helping to support and spread Dr. King's messages. This document represents the facts and activity program of the Swedish organization headquartered in Stockholm. Included are lists of the Executive Committee, Honorary Board members, and activities designed to create a better understanding of Dr. King's work.

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