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Burn Baby Burn: Problems of the Urban Ghetto

This letter from the Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announces a cocktail reception for Aryeh Neier at the Wit's End.

Letter from Dora McDonald and MLK to the United Federation of Teachers

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Dr. King congrats the United Federation of Teachers AFL- CIO on their Fifteenth Anniversary of serving school children.

Thursday, November 10, 1966

Award Letter from Stanley Faulkner to the SCLC

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Stanley Faulkner, Chairman of the Edward K. Barsky Fund writes to convey the fund's admiration for the valuable work the SCLC puts forward in the field of civil rights. As a result of SCLC's efforts the fund makes a sizable contribution in the amount of $500 for which they requested no publicity be given.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

Letter from William G. Broaddus to MLK

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The Editor of the Dicta column from The Virginia Law Weekly writes Dr. King to request a contribution to their "Law for the Poor" series. Mr. Broaddus states that an ideal article will discuss landlord tenant problems and offer solutions. He tells Dr. King that his work in Chicago "on the landlord tenant problem...[makes you] well qualified to write on this subject."

Wednesday, August 30, 1967

Civil Rights Movement Suggestions from MLK Supporter

This note to Dr. King outlines six suggestions to address inequality and aid with employment, education and civil rights reform.

Letter from John F. Steinman to MLK

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John F. Steinman commends Dr. King for his courageous leadership and encloses a check for the SCLC and SCLF.

Tuesday, June 6, 1967

Letter from MLK to Spilman

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Dr. King expresses gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Spilman for their monetary contribution to the SCLC. He acknowledges how such funds have been allocated to combat the civil injustices faced by Negroes in America. He concludes by addressing the future social and political agendas of the SCLC.

Thursday, July 30, 1964

Letter from Bernice Lind to MLK

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On behalf of the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica, California, Bernice Lind requests a copy of a speech Dr. King gave at the local Civic Auditorium.

Thursday, December 14, 1961

Notre Dame Law School Library Letter to MLK

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Miss Boller, the law school library assistant of Notre Dame, inquires about a recent speech by Dr. King concerning his perspective on the United States and violence.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

Letter from MLK to Clifford Joesph

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Dr. King extends gratitude to Mr. Joseph for donating Christmas cards to the SCLC.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

Letter from MLK to John Frink

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In this letter, dated January 5, 1968, Dr. King writes to John A. Frink expressing his gratitude for his contribution to the S.C.L.C.

Friday, January 5, 1968

Letter from MLK to C. I. C. Bosanquet

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Dr. King expresses his gratitude to Dr. Bosanquet for being awarded an honorary degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dr. King deeply appreciated being considered for the degree and for the generous hospitality he received while at the university.

Tuesday, January 30, 1968

Letter from Henry Morgenthau to MLK

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In this letter Mr. Morgenthau of WGBH Radio thanks Dr. King for his for participation in "For Freedom Now."

Thursday, July 18, 1963

Letter from Edward Kuhn, Jr. to MLK

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Edward Kuhn, Jr. provides Dr. King with Bernards Taper's short book on the Tuskegee Gerrymander Case and requests his feedback. Dr. King is informed that his comment will be placed on the "jacket" of the book.

Thursday, December 7, 1961

Letter from MLK to The Honorable John Sherman Cooper

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Dr. King writes Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper to commend his role in facilitating the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from Rabbi Martin E. Katzenstein to MLK

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Rabbi Martin Katzenstein writes Dr. King to express appreciation for Dr. King's participation in the worship service at Temple Israel in St. Louis, Missouri. He expresses the impact that Dr. King's address had on the congregation and the African American community in St. Louis. He encloses contributions from church service and a check to cover Dr. King's travel expenses.

Thursday, September 26, 1963

Letter from Eartha Kitt to MLK

Eartha Kitt expresses her admiration for Dr. King and his cause.

Response from MLK to Paul Yeiter

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Dr. King responds to Yeiter's questioning of his support of plans to boycott the 1968 Olympic games. Dr. King argues that Negro athletes have presented specific and reasonable demands to the Olympic Committee, which reflects a valid concern for the social welfare and progress of the whole nation. He commends these athletes for their determination and courageous stand against racism and injustice.

Monday, January 8, 1968

Letter from Rowland Koefod to MLK Regarding "Stride Towards Freedom"

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In this letter, Mr. Koefod requests permission to reproduce a one page of manuscript from Dr. King's "Stride Towards Freedom," for a special issue of Boston University's alumni magazine.

Tuesday, February 21, 1967

Letter from Miles W. Jackson to MLK

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The Board of Christian Social Concerns of the Pacific Northwest Conference invites Dr. King to speak at the 1968 conference dinner. The conference will be held at the Methodist Church and will present civil rights spokesman Bishop Everett W. Palmer.

Saturday, November 11, 1967

Letter from Hubert Humphrey to MLK

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Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey informs Dr. King of scheduling complications that will delay his response to Dr. King's request to address the SCLC.

Tuesday, June 21, 1966

Letter from Joseph Clark to MLK

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Joseph S. Clark, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower and Poverty, writes Dr. King to request his testimony. Dr. King's speech would serve as a preface to the hearing on public service and private enterprise employment/training programs.

Tuesday, March 19, 1968

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Friday, March 8, 1968

Letter from Washington University to MLK

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Faculty of the Political Science Department at Washington University release a resolution supporting Dr. King and his efforts to secure voting rights for Negroes in Selma, Alabama. They urge the Federal Government to take a serious look at this issue following recent attacks upon Negroes trying to exercise their right to vote.

Friday, March 12, 1965

Letter from Leon Hall to William Rutherford

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Leon Hall writes William Rutherford requesting additional per diem fees for SCLC's Mississippi field staff.

Sunday, March 17, 1968

Letter from Joseph W. Harb to MLK

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Joseph W. Harb requests a copy of Dr. King's speech concerning the Vietnam War.

Saturday, April 15, 1967

Letter from Homer Littlefield McCall to MLK

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In this letter, Mr. McCall requests that Dr. King send the certificate of his ordination from Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Thursday, September 21, 1967

Letter from James C. Soutar to MLK

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James C. Soutar expresses gratitude for Dr. King's work and requests an autographed photograph to frame along with notable teachers like Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Abraham Heschel. All of these teachers were heavy influencers of Dr. King.

Saturday, February 17, 1968

Letter from Warren Hamilton to MLK

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Warren Hamilton, president of the Student Government Association of the Tuskegee Institute, invites Dr. King to participate in their upcoming lecture series entitled "Viewpoint '68."

Wednesday, June 14, 1967

Invitation from Edwin H. Tuller to MLK

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Edwin Tuller requests Dr. King show special attention to the invitation from the European Baptist Federation. Mr. Tuller is certain that Dr. King's presence in Europe at this time would be "extremely beneficial" with the progression of "racial brotherhood."

Wednesday, January 29, 1964

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