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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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Telegram to Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document630507-002
Author
Wilkins, Roy
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Document Date
5/7/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
Wilkins, Roy
Author Dates
1901-1981
Author Affiliation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Document ID
630507-002
Document Date
5/7/1963
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
v. cut
Cal. 8
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Organizations
A. G. Gaston Motel (Birmingham, Ala.)
Places
Birmingham, Ala.
Topics
Birmingham, 1963
Arrest
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Segregation--law and legislation
Code for Location of Original
NAACPP-AF-DLC
Location of Original
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection, Group III, Series A, Administrative File, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Location of Original - Detail
Group 3-A177
Copy Location (1)
NAACPP-AF-DLC, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection, Group III, Series A, Administrative File, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Filing Info
Digital file 001473-012-0735
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
2/18/2003 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
5/11/2015
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Date Updated
10/13/2016 6:10:01 PM
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''The Climax of A Struggle,'' Statement on 5/10/1963

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Document Date
5/25/1963
Genre
Published speech
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
630525-004
Document Date
5/25/1963
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Document
Status
Cal. 8
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Genre
Published speech
Document Length
1 p.
Published In
New York Amsterdam News, 25 May 1963.
Dates
5/10/1963
Names
Shuttlesworth, Fred L. [Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)]
Organizations
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)
Places
Birmingham, Ala.
Topics
Birmingham, 1963
Discrimination in public accomodations
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications - Reprints
Afro-Americans - Social conditions
Segregation--law and legislation
Code for Location of Original
MLKPP
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/21/1999 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
10/22/1999
Date Updated
3/15/2016 9:56:50 AM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Patterson, P. A.
Place Written
Savannah, Ga.
Document Date
7/30/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
Patterson, P. A.
Author Affiliation
Chatham County Crusade For Voters
Document ID
630730-003
Document Date
7/30/1963
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
Cal. 8
Place Written
Savannah, Ga.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Dates
7/31/1963
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Williams, Hosea
Topics
Arrest
Nonviolence
Segregation--law and legislation
Code for Location of Original
MLKJP-GAMK
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers (Series I-IV), Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 28, folder 1
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
4/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
4/24/2003 11:48:15
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Date Updated
11/15/2016 3:59:58 PM
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Telegram to Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) Johnson

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Atlanta, Ga.]
Document Date
11/27/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Author Affiliation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Document ID
631127-051
Document Date
11/27/1963
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
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
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) [United States. White House]
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) [United States. White House]
Organizations
United States. White House
United States. Congress. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Places
Washington, D.C.
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Legislative hearings--United States
Segregation--law and legislation
Support correspondence
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Civil Rights Act, 1964
Assassination
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with government officials
Code for Location of Original
WHCFJ-TxAuLBJ
Location of Original
White House Central Files (Johnson), Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, Texas
Copy Location (1)
SCLCE-GEU-S, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records, 1864-2007, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Filing Info
Box 8, folder 10
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
11/28/2012 dbeals
3/3/2017 tenisha
Date Updated
3/3/2017 9:01:59 AM
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''Gandhi Memorial Lecture, Howard University, Washington, D. C., November 6, 1963''

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Document Date
5/1964
Genre
Published speech
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
640500-039
Document Date
5/1964
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Document
Type of Version
Fragment
Status
undecided
Genre
Published speech
Document Length
8 pp.
Document Note
Enclosure of 640521-018.
Published In
SPAN, Volume V, Number 5 (May 1964): 23-26, 47-48.
Dates
11/6/1963
Names
Connor, Eugene
Plato
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Hitler, Adolf
Gandhi, Mahatma
Thoreau, Henry David
Aquinas, Thomas, Saint
Organizations
Howard Universtiy
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Washington, D. C.
Atlanta, Ga.
Birmingham, Ala.
Topics
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Agape
Birmingham, 1963
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Natural law
Nonviolence
Philosophy
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications - Reprints
School integration
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Social Gospel
United States - Constitutional law
Other Topics
Confessions
Civil Disobedience
Code for Location of Original
RFKAG-MBJFK
Location of Original
Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 6
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
7/9/2008 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
1/11/2011
1/11/2011 alexmw
Date Updated
10/14/2015 11:24:10 AM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Kheel, Theodore Woodrow
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Document Date
12/3/1964
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Kheel, Theodore Woodrow
Document ID
641203-002
Document Date
12/3/1964
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
undecided
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
8 pp.
Document Note
Includes enclosure.
Names
Markham, Charles
Hoffer, Eric
Elijah Muhammad
Baldwin, James
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip)
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
X, Malcolm
Wilkins, Roy
Farmer, James
Evers, Medgar Wiley
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson)
Douglass, Frederick
Tubman, Harriet
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris)
Wallace, George C. (George Corley)
Jones, LeRoi
Stampp, Kenneth M.
Young, Whitney M.
Topics
Civil Rights Act, 1964
Civil rights demonstrations
equality
Freedom rides
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Race relations
Segregation--law and legislation
Sit-ins
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Other Topics
The Negro Is Prejudiced Against Himself
Code for Location of Original
MLKJP-GAMK
Location of Original
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers (Series I-IV), Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 14, folder 8
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
4/15/2003 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
4/16/2003 17:17:18
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Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:06 AM
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''Of Montgomery and a Historic March: Montgomery March No Accident,'' Address on 3/25/65

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document650500-019
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Document Date
4/1965-5/1965
Genre
Published speech
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
650500-019
Document Date
4/1965-5/1965
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Document
Status
undecided
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Genre
Published speech
Document Length
2 pp.
Published In
SCLC Newsletter 2 (April-May 1965): 9-10.
Dates
3/25/1965
Names
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)
Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann)
Johnson, James Weldon
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala.
Selma, Ala.
Topics
Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Segregation--law and legislation
Civil Rights Act, 1964
Birmingham, 1963
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications - Reprints
Other Topics
The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Code for Location of Original
CSKC-INP
Location of Original
Coretta Scott King Collection, In Private Hands
Location of Original - Detail
MS 24, #637
Copy Location (1)
MLKJP-GAMK, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers (Series I-IV), Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
8/15/1988 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
08/15/1988
Date Updated
4/8/2010 5:04:55 PM
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''The American Dream,'' Address on 7/25/1965 in Winnetka, Illinois

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Chicago, Ill.
Document Date
8/6/1965
Genre
Published speech
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
650806-001
Document Date
8/6/1965
Type of Writing
Printed -- published
Document Type
Document
Status
Undecided
Place Written
Chicago, Ill.
Genre
Published speech
Document Length
2 pp.
Published In
North Shore Summer Project Newsletter, 6 August 1965, pp. 2-3.
Dates
7/25/1965
Names
Burke, Edmund
Buber, Martin
Aquinas, Thomas, Saint
Tillich, Paul
Evers, Medgar Wiley
Liuzzo, Viola
Reeb, James
Mead, Margaret
Benedict, Ruth
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean)
Jackson, Jimmie Lee
Jesus Christ
Bickham, Martin H.
Davis, Emory [North Shore Summer Project]
Carlyle, Thomas
Bryant, William Cullen
Lowell, James Russell
Organizations
North Shore Summer Project
White Citizens Council
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Agape
Communism
Poverty
Nonviolence
Discrimination in Employment
Segregation--law and legislation
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Publications - Reprints
Afro-Americans - Social conditions
Other Topics
Matthew 5:44
Isaiah 40:4
Code for Location of Original
NSSPC-ICIU
Location of Original
North Shore Summer Project, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
7/27/1993 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
09/28/1993
Date Updated
3/18/2010 3:52:16 PM
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