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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
630416-000
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.
Dates
9/1962
3/1963
1954
4/12/1963
Names
Shuttlesworth, Fred L.
Buber, Martin
Connor, Eugene
Tillich, Paul
Elijah Muhammad
Boutwell, Albert Burton
Jesus Christ
Carpenter, C. C. Jones
Durick, Joseph A.
Grafman, Milton L.
Hardin, Paul
Harmon, Noland B.
Murray, George M.
Ramage, Edward V.
Stallings, Earl
Socrates
Niebuhr, Reinhold
Hitler, Adolf
Luther, Martin
Amos (Biblical prophet)
Paul, the Apostle, Saint
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
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)
Meredith, James
King, Yolanda
King, Martin Luther, III
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Aquinas, Thomas, Saint
Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylonia
Shadrach (Biblical figure)
Meshach (Biblical figure)
Abednego (Biblical figure)
Lincoln, Abraham
Organizations
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)
United States. Supreme Court
Birmingham City Jail (Birmingham, Ala.)
White Citizens Council
Ku Klux Klan
Spring Hill College (Mobile, Ala.)
Funtown (Atlanta, Ga.)
Alabama. Legislature
Mississippi. Office of the Governor
Alabama. Office of the Governor
Birmingham (Ala.). Police Dept.
Places
Atlanta, Ga.
Montgomery, Ala.
Albany, Ga.
New Orleans, La.
Tarsus, Turkey
Macedonia
Asia
Africa
Hungary
Germany
Texas
Caribbean
South America
Mississippi
Plymouth, Mass.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Critics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Arrests
Birmingham, 1963
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Segregation--law and legislation
Discrimination in public accomodations
Direct action
Nonviolence
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Other Topics
Matthew 5:44
Amos 5:24
Galatians 6:17
Code for Location of Original
WGC-INP
Location of Original
William Gregory Collection, In Private Hands
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
8/10/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
01/31/1991
Date Updated
9/14/2016 2:22:54 PM
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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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Letter to B. J. Fisher

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document560710-004
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
7/10/1956
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
560710-004
Document Date
7/10/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
Fisher, B. J.
Organizations
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Warsaw, N. Y.
Topics
Support correspondence
Segregation--law and legislation
United States - Constitutional law
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 17, folder 31
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
6/27/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
07/05/1989
Date Updated
3/23/2009 10:03:48 AM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Bunn, Warren J.
Place Written
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Document Date
8/6/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Bunn, Warren J.
Author Affiliation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Document ID
560806-003
Document Date
8/6/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Montgomery Improvement Association]
Black, Hugo LaFayette
Organizations
Montgomery Improvement Association
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Support correspondence
Segregation--law and legislation
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 63, folders 15, 16, 17.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
9/6/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
11/16/1989
Date Updated
8/12/2009 3:39:47 PM
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Letter to Dwight D. (Dwight David) Eisenhower

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Nixon, Edgar Daniel
Mason, E.H.
Lewis, Rufus A. (Rufus Andrew)
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Document Date
8/27/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Nixon, Edgar Daniel
Mason, E.H.
Lewis, Rufus A. (Rufus Andrew)
Author Affiliation
Montgomery Improvement Association
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids
Inter- Denominational Alliance
Citizen's Educational Committee
Document ID
560827-004
Document Date
8/27/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
In Vol. 3
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Dates
1/30/1956
2/1/1956
8/24/1956
Names
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) [United States. White House]
Brownell, Herbert
Organizations
White Citizens Council
Montgomery Journal
Montgomery (Ala.). Police Dept.
Ku Klux Klan
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Washington, D. C.
Topics
Civil rights
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Threats/attacks against
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
United States - Constitutional law
Montgomery Improvement Association--relations with government officials
Police - Complaints against
Arrest
Voter registration
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Code for Location of Original
WCFG-KAbE
Location of Original
White House Central Files (General File), Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kan.
Copy Location (1)
MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Filing Info
ox 78, folder 25
Date Created
11/30/1992 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
12/01/1992
Date Updated
5/5/2009 2:48:24 PM
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Letter to A. Philip (Asa Philip) Randolph

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Author
Rustin, Bayard
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Document Date
[9/1956]
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Author
Rustin, Bayard
Author Dates
1910-
Document ID
560900-015
Document Date
[9/1956]
Type of Writing
Typed
Autograph -- author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Document Note
Includes copy of 560920-000.
Names
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip)
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Montgomery Improvement Association]
Organizations
Montgomery Improvement Association
Ku Klux Klan
White Citizens Council
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Memphis, Tenn.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Improvement Association--fund raising
Montgomery Improvement Association--Finance
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Friends and Associates
Segregation--law and legislation
United States - Constitutional law
Code for Location of Original
APRP-DLC
Location of Original
A. Philip Randolph Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Copy Location (1)
DJG-GEU-S, David J. Garrow Collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
2/18/1988 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
10/15/1990
Date Updated
6/2/2015 3:14:27 PM
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Letter to Cecil A. Thomas

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
10/2/1956
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
561002-008
Document Date
10/2/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
In Vol. 3
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Names
Thomas, Cecil A., [Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)]
Thomas, Fran
King, Coretta Scott
King, Yolanda
Clements, H. L, [Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church]
Bennett, L. Roy
Organizations
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
United States. Supreme Court
Lloyd’s (Firm)
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church
Places
Berkeley, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Family
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Family - Coretta Scott King
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 67, folder 35
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
4/27/1990 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
05/07/1990
Date Updated
5/5/2009 2:48:24 PM
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Form letter to Reverends

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
[11/21/1956]
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Author Affiliation
Montgomery Improvement Association
Document ID
561121-007
Document Date
[11/21/1956]
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Dates
12/3/1956-12/9/1956
11/13/1956
11/15/1956 - 11/30/1956
Names
Jackson, J.H. (Joseph Harrison)
Seay, S. S. (Solomon Snowden)
Taylor, Gardner C.
Robinson, James H.
Richardson, Harry V. (Harry VanBuren)
Organizations
Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change
United States. Supreme Court
National Baptist Convention of the United States of America
Concord Baptist Church
Church of the Master
Gammon Theological Seminary
Places
New York, N.Y.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Church and Race Relations
Montgomery Improvement Association--fund raising
School integration
Segregation--law and legislation
Nonviolence
Code for Location of Original
BRP-DLC
Location of Original
Bayard Rustin Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
6/27/1991 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
07/02/1991
Date Updated
8/18/2015 9:45:55 AM
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Letter to Ruth H. Bunche and Aminda Wilkins

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Document Date
11/23/1956
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
561123-000
Document Date
11/23/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
In Vol. 3
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Dates
12/5/1956
Names
Bunche, Ruth H.
Wilkins, Aminda Badeau
Organizations
In Friendship
United States. Supreme Court
Places
New York, N.Y.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Improvement Association--fund raising
Segregation--law and legislation
Code for Location of Original
FORR-PSC-P
Location of Original
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records, 1943-1973 , Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Swarthmore, Pa.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Copy Location (2)
SDLC-INP, Stanley D. Levison Collection, In Private Hands
Date Created
12/5/1988 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
2/22/2010
2/22/2010 szwald
Date Updated
7/31/2015 1:31:46 PM
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Letter to supporter

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Document Date
11/26/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Author Affiliation
Montgomery Improvement Association
Document ID
561126-000
Document Date
11/26/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 3
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Dates
11/16/1956
11/13/1956
11/3/1956
Organizations
United States. Supreme Court
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
White Citizens Council
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Improvement Association--fund raising
Segregation--law and legislation
Voter registration
Montgomery Improvement Association--relations with other organizations
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 91, folder 5
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
2/25/1988 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
02/29/1988
Date Updated
4/2/2009 9:34:17 AM
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