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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Document Date
4/16/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Author Affiliation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Document ID
630416-027
Document Date
4/16/1963
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Status
Cal. 8
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
11 pp.
Document Note
Enclosed in 630606-039.
Dates
9/1962
4/14/1963
3/1963
5/17/1954
4/12/1963
Names
Carpenter, C. C. Jones
Durick, Joseph A.
Grafman, Milton L.
Harmon, Nolan
Murray, George M.
Ramage, Edward V.
Stallings, Earl
Shuttlesworth, Fred L. [Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)]
Connor, Eugene
Socrates
Boutwell, Albert Burton
Niebuhr, Reinhold
King, Yolanda
King, Martin Luther, III
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Aquinas, Thomas, Saint
Buber, Martin
Tillich, Paul
Shadrach (Biblical figure)
Meshach (Biblical figure)
Abednego (Biblical figure)
Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylonia
Hitler, Adolf
Jesus Christ
Elijah Muhammad
Amos (Biblical prophet)
Paul, the Apostle, Saint
Luther, Martin
Bunyan, John
Lincoln, Abraham
Jefferson, Thomas
McGill, Ralph
Smith, Lillian Eugenia
Golden, Harry
Dabbs, James McBride
Barnett, Ross R. [Mississippi. Office of the Governor]
Wallace, George C. (George Corley) [Alabama. Office of the Governor]
Pritchett, Laurie [Albany (Ga.). Police Dept.]
Meredith, James
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)
Organizations
Birmingham City Jail (Birmingham, Ala.)
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)
Birmingham (Ala.). Office of the Mayor
Funtown (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States. Supreme Court
Ku Klux Klan
White Citizens Council
Spring Hill College (Mobile, Ala.)
Alabama. Office of the Governor
Mississippi. Office of the Governor
Birmingham (Ala.). Police Dept.
Albany (Ga.). Police Dept.
Places
Atlanta, Ga.
Tarsus, Turkey
Macedonia
Montgomery, Ala.
Asia
Africa
New Orleans, La.
Texas
Germany
Hungary
South America
Caribbean
Mississippi
Albany, Ga.
Plymouth, Mass.
Topics
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Arrests
Birmingham, 1963
Segregation--law and legislation
Discrimination in public accomodations
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Civil Disobedience
Natural law
Hungary Revolution, 1956
Black nationalism
Church and Race Relations
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Other Topics
Amos 5:24
Matthew 5:44
Galatians 6:17
Philippians 3:20
Declaration of Independence
Code for Location of Original
CCFA-ICarbS
Location of Original
Christian Century Foundation Archives, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
Copy Location (1)
BMCRFA-AB, Burke Marshall, Files on Civil Rights in Alabama, Birmingham Public and Jefferson County Free Library, Birmingham, Ala.
Filing Info
Box 1, folder 5
Copy Location (2)
DJG-GEU-S, David J. Garrow Collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Filing Info
Box 1.1
Copy Location (3)
CB-CtY-BR, Chester Bowles Collection, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Conn.
Copy Location (4)
MMBC-INP, Malcolm M. Bliss Collection, In Private Hands
Copy Location (5)
JMRP-GEU-S, Jacob M. Rothschild Papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Filing Info
Box 6, folder 7
Copy Location (6)
BMPP-MBJFK, Burke Marshall Personal Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Box 8
Copy Location (7)
BMPP-MBJFK, Burke Marshall Personal Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Digital file 001351-009-0001
Copy Location (8)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
5/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
5/14/2012 alexmw
Date Updated
10/17/2016 2:15:58 PM
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''Detroit Convention Condemns Race Bias''

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Author
Baptist Press
Place Written
Nashville, Tenn.
Document Date
5/24/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
Baptist Press
Author Affiliation
Southern Baptist Convention
Document ID
630524-028
Document Date
5/24/1963
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Document
Status
Cal. 7
Place Written
Nashville, Tenn.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
4 pp.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Jesus Christ
Organizations
American Baptist Convention
United Nations
United States. Commission on Civil Rights
Southern Baptist Convention
Places
Louisville, Ky.
Detroit, Mich.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Church and Race Relations
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry
Code for Location of Original
SBHLA
Location of Original
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, Tenn.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
9/9/2011 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
9/9/2011
9/9/2011 soverton
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:20:00 AM
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Telegram to John F. (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Document Date
9/15/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Author Affiliation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Document ID
630915-001
Document Date
9/15/1963
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Signature
Signed with representation of author (Handwritten signature by author's representative)
Status
In Vol. 8
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Names
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) [United States. White House]
Wallace, George C. (George Corley) [Alabama. Office of the Governor]
Kennedy, Robert F. [United States. Dept. of Justice]
Wesley, Cynthia Dianne
Robertson, Carole Rosamond
Collins, Addie Mae
McNair, Carol Denise
Organizations
United States. White House
Alabama. Office of the Governor
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
United States. Dept. of Justice
Places
Birmingham, Ala.
Washington, D.C.
Topics
Birmingham, 1963
United States - Constitutional law
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Churches-vandalism
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Nonviolence
Bombings
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
Federal intervention
Governmental investigations
Code for Location of Original
JFKWHCSF-MBJFK
Location of Original
John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, White House Central Subject Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 367, folder 8
Copy Location (1)
JFKWHCSF-MBJFK, John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, White House Central Subject Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Reel 4/19, frame 945
Copy Location (2)
JFKWHCNF-MBJFK, John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, White House Central Name Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Box 1478
Copy Location (3)
DJG-GEU-S, David J. Garrow Collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Copy Location (4)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/24/1998 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
1/8/2010
1/8/2010 szwald
3/3/2017 tenisha
Date Updated
3/3/2017 9:42:36 AM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Sloan, Viva O.
Place Written
Morgantown, W. Va.
Document Date
9/17/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Sloan, Viva O.
Document ID
560917-006
Document Date
9/17/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
Morgantown, W. Va.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Montgomery Improvement Association]
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David)
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)
Clay, Henry
Organizations
Montgomery Improvement Association
United States. Supreme Court
Democratic Party
Daily Atheneum
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Presidential Elections
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 65, folders 24-27
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
6/26/1990 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
06/28/1990
Date Updated
8/21/2009 2:03:24 PM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Kennedy, Earl William
Place Written
Detroit, Mich.
Document Date
10/18/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Kennedy, Earl William
Author Dates
1932-
Author Affiliation
Michigan Citizens for Eisenhower
Document ID
561018-003
Document Date
10/18/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
Detroit, Mich.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David)
Eastland, James O. (James Oliver)
Organizations
Morehouse College
United States. Supreme Court
Democratic Party
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Presidential Elections
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
political participation
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 61, folder 5
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/21/1990 12:00:00 AM
Date Updated
10/14/2009 4:36:46 PM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Chamberlain, Charles E. (Charles Ernest)
Place Written
Washington, D.C.
Document Date
3/12/1957
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Chamberlain, Charles E. (Charles Ernest)
Author Dates
1917-2002
Author Affiliation
United States. Congress. House of Representatives
Document ID
570312-001
Document Date
3/12/1957
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 4
Place Written
Washington, D.C.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Powell, Adam Clayton
Organizations
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
School integration
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 22 folder 16
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
03/02/1989
Date Updated
8/19/2009 4:11:14 PM
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Letter to Charles E. (Charles Ernest) Chamberlain

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
5/1/1957
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Author Affiliation
[Montgomery Improvement Association]
Document ID
570501-000
Document Date
5/1/1957
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
In Vol. 4
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Dates
3/12/1957
Names
Chamberlain, Charles E. (Charles Ernest) [United States. Congress. House of Representatives]
Organizations
United States. Congress. House of Representatives
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Washington, D.C.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Support correspondence
Communism
United States - Constitutional law
Other Topics
Powell Amendment
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 22 folder 16
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
03/02/1989
Date Updated
8/19/2009 4:15:40 PM
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Letter to William P. (William Pierce) Rogers

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Author
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar)
Document Date
4/14/1958
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar)
Author Dates
1895-1972
Author Affiliation
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Document ID
580414-015
Document Date
4/14/1958
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 4
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Names
Rogers, William P. (William Pierce) [United States. Dept. of Justice]
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Montgomery Improvement Association]
Organizations
United States. Dept. of Justice
Montgomery Improvement Association
Young People’s Socialist League
Topics
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Archives
Socialism
Governmental investigations
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Critics
Code for Location of Original
MIAFBI-DJ
Location of Original
Montgomery Improvement Association-FBI Files, Department of Justice
Location of Original - Detail
Bureau File 100-135
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/16/1995 12:00:00 AM
Date Updated
11/29/2010 5:42:18 PM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Douglas, Paul Howard
Place Written
Washington, D.C.
Document Date
4/17/1958
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Douglas, Paul Howard
Author Dates
1892-1976
Author Affiliation
United States. Congress. Senate
Document ID
580417-007
Document Date
4/17/1958
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 4
Place Written
Washington, D.C.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
40 pp.
Document Note
Includes enclosure of 1958 Civil Rights Bill. Actual letter is 1 p.
Dates
2/10/1958
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Dexter Avenue Baptist Church]
Hennings, Thomas Carey
Organizations
United States. Supreme Court
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
School integration
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
political participation
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 73, folder 11 (2 of 2)
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
1/28/1992 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
2/1/2010
2/1/2010 szwald
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:18:53 AM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Baker, Ella
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Document Date
5/1/1958
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Author
Baker, Ella
Author Dates
1903-1986
Author Affiliation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Document ID
580501-001
Document Date
5/1/1958
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 4
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Dates
4/30/1958
4/10/1958
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Robinson, James R.
Spaulding, Asa T. (Asa Timothy)
Mills, J.W.
Morrow, John H.
Kennedy, W.J.
Pearson, Conrad Odell
Wheeler, John H. (John Hervey)
Organizations
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
United States. Dept. of Justice
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Nashville, Tenn.
Durham, N.C.
Topics
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications
Other Topics
A First Step Toward School Integration
Code for Location of Original
MLKP-MBU
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 121, folder 24
Copy Location (1)
SCLCR-GAMK, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records, 1954-1970, Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Filing Info
Box 3, folder 7
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
7/6/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
03/28/1990
Date Updated
7/31/2015 11:53:53 AM
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