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Letter from Mr. Stephen Benedict to MLK

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In this letter Mr. Benedict is writing on behalf of Mrs. Ann R. Pierson to notify Dr. King of her contribution to the American Foundation on Nonviolence.

Tuesday, November 28, 1967

"Green Power" for Negroes

This SCLC news release documents the success of "a pioneer agreement between the Chicago Freedom Movement and a large grocery chain." As a product of Operation Breadbasket, this development cycled both jobs and capital to keep them organic to the Negro community.

Letter from Yolinda Pelmore to MLK

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Yolinda Pelmore, a young student, asks Dr. King how he became famous. The reading theme for her class prompted her to write.

Friday, December 8, 1967

Invitation from Southern Methodist University to MLK

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Bert Moore invites Dr. King to be the guest lecturer at Southern Methodist University. He says that their organization has participated in demonstration and has raised awareness in their community. He also says that next year will be an important year for their school and for Dallas as a whole, and they need a man of Dr. King's stature to come.

Wednesday, August 4, 1965

Existentialism

Dr. King outlines concepts of existentialism as viewed through the doctrine of French existentialist writer Jean Paul Sartre.

Roy A. Gage Sends Support to MLK and SCLC

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Roy A. Gage of Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company writes Dr. King and the SCLC Newsletter expressing his interest in the work of Dr. King and encloses $10.00

Friday, November 15, 1963

Examination for MLK Class

This document contains examination questions for Dr. King's class. Dr. King taught a class at Morehouse College briefly in the early 1960s.

Letter from Harry J. Cargas to MLK Regarding The Queen's Work

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The editor of "The Queen's Work," a publication of The Sodality of Our Lady society, sends Dr. King a copy of the December issue. The editor informs Dr. King that the magazine goes out to twenty thousand Catholic high school students around the nation, and this issue's focus on interracial justice should interest Dr. King.

Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Telegram from Reverend William Coffin to MLK

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Clergyman and peace activis William Sloane Coffin sends a telegram to Dr. King or "anyone in charge" informing them of his possible travel plans to Atlanta. Reverend Coffin provides telephone numbers and requests a response.

Sunday, May 5, 1963

1965 Human Rights Day Flyer

This flyer advertises a rally to benefit South African victims of apartheid.

Letter from Susan Agrest to MLK

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Susan Agrest of Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. requests Dr. King's permission to reprint "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" in a book that will be published.

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Telegram from the James A. Bailey Family to MLK

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The James A. Bailey family offers its prayers for Dr. King's recovery.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Letter from MLK to Mr. Watts

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Dr. King thanks Mr. Watts for taking the time to express his support for King's efforts.

Monday, January 15, 1968

Letter from George W. Haley to MLK about an Invitation

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In this letter George W. Haley extends an invitation to Dr. King to speak at a public meeting. He also comments on a speech that Dr. King gave in Kansas.

Wednesday, January 24, 1968

Progress

Dr. King notes and comments on a quote from James H. Robinson's "The New History" on the eternal law of progress.

Letter from Tom Perry to MLK

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Tom Perry thanks Dr. King for inspiring him to continue his work in the peace movement in Canada.

Tuesday, December 26, 1967

Black Power

This is a chapter sermon for Dr. King's book "Where Do We Go From Here?" The civil rights leader traces the early development of Black Power and its eventual surge onto the national political scene. Though understood as a direct opposition to the nonviolent movement that organizations like SCLC, CORE, and SNCC originally supported, King describes Black Power as a "disappointment wrapped in despair."

Watson

Dr. King references behaviorist John B. Watson regarding man's behavior.

Telegram from Theodore Brown to MLK

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Mr. Brown confirms the departure date for the Nigeria Peace Mission with Dr. King.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

Telegram from A. Philip Randolph to MLK

A. Philip Randolph congratulates Dr. King on the statement he made on "Face the Nation."

What Moderation Means

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Dr. King explores the meaning of the word moderation, and shares his thoughts on its position in relation to nonviolence.

Saturday, August 14, 1965

Letter from Southern Conference Educational Fund

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The executive director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc. communicates to the recipient that despite the raids by the state and city police, the organization is attempting to continue operations. The police stripped the SCEF of numerous documentation and correspondence information. The director is certain they would be able to obtain success with the moral support in New Orleans and a possible contribution from the recipient. Of significance is the letter's date: the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Friday, November 22, 1963

Prayer

Dr. King records a prayer.

Letter from James Allen to MLK

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James Allen expresses his opinion of the United States' involvement in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 6, 1966

Letter from N. M. Nel to MLK

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N. M. Nel writes to inform Dr. King that his visa application for South Africa has been denied.

Thursday, March 17, 1966

Letter from Jay Kennedy to MLK

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Jay Richard Kennedy congratulates Dr. King on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He also comments on the importance of international recognition for the current struggle for equality.

Saturday, October 24, 1964

Letter from Jerome Davis to MLK

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Jerome Davis invites Dr. King to receive the Gandhi Peace Award. The Gandhi Foundation wants to give Dr. King the award alongside U.S. Senator Fulbright.

Sunday, May 29, 1966

Letter from Moreland Griffith Smith to MLK

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Moreland Griffith Smith, Chairman of the Alabama Advisory Committee, invites Dr. King or a representative to an open meeting which will be held in Alabama. The purpose of the meeting is to gather information regarding equal protection under the law in areas such as housing, voting, and employment.

Wednesday, February 17, 1965

Letter from US Ambassador Findley Burns, Jr. to MLK

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United States Ambassador Findley Burns writes Dr. King expressing his joy regarding King's upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Despite warnings due to Middle East conflict, Burns hopes that Dr. King will not cancel the trip. He sees the visit as an opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the US and Jordan.

Monday, January 23, 1967

Letter from Rev. Allen Clark to MLK

Rev. Allen Clark sends Dr. King words of encouragement and requests a copy of a book regarding Dr. King's faith.

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