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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 Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Richardson, Henry J.
Place Written
Indianapolis, Ind.
Document Date
7/23/1963
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Richardson, Henry J.
Author Affiliation
Richardson, Lewis and Allen (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Document ID
630723-021
Document Date
7/23/1963
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 8
Place Written
Indianapolis, Ind.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Dates
2/11/1935
1936
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference]
Coxey, Jacob
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) [United States. White House]
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)
Knight, Thomas E. [Alabama. Office of the Governor]
Welsh, Matthew E. [Indiana. Office of the Governor]
Organizations
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
United States. Congress. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Indiana. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. White House
Republican Party
Ku Klux Klan
Alabama. Office of the Governor
Indiana. Office of the Governor
Indiana. Civil Rights Commission
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Places
Indiana
Washington, D.C.
Atlanta, Ga.
Birmingham, Ala.
Scottsboro, Ala.
Topics
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Support correspondence
Civil rights movements
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 69, folder 18
Copy Location (1)
HJRC-INHi, Henry J. Richardson Collection, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Ind.
Filing Info
Box 11, folder 7
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/12/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Updated
11/15/2016 3:22:34 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 Bayard Rustin

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
9/20/1956
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
560920-000
Document Date
9/20/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
In Vol. 3
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Dates
5/1956
10/1956
11/1956
1/1957
Names
Rustin, Bayard, [War Resisters League]
Organizations
War Resisters League
White Citizens Council
Ku Klux Klan
United States. Supreme Court
Places
New York, N. Y.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Improvement Association--Finance
Montgomery Improvement Association--meetings
Nonviolence
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Trials, litigation, etc.
Support correspondence
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Friends and Associates
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 67, folder 34
Copy Location (1)
BRP-DLC, Bayard Rustin Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Filing Info
Reel 4, frame 245-246
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
02/22/1988
Date Updated
12/3/2009 3:20:06 PM
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Memo to Central Staff

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Author
Via, Emory
Routh, Fred
Document Date
12/17/1956
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
Via, Emory
Routh, Fred
Author Affiliation
Southern Regional Council
Document ID
561217-002
Document Date
12/17/1956
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Status
Cal. 3
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr. [Montgomery Improvement Association]
Graetz, Robert
Hall, Grover
Thrasher, Thomas R.
Reed, Carl
Lynn, Seybourn
Johnson, Frank
Pierce, James
McGee, Frank
Brownell, Herbert
Brooks, J.T.
Pipin, Eric
DeCastro, Frank
Rives, Richard T. (Richard Taylor)
Trenholm, H. Councill (Harper Councill) [Alabama State College]
Organizations
Montgomery Improvement Association
Alabama State College
Ku Klux Klan
United States. Supreme Court
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Segregation in transportation
Montgomery Improvement Association--relations with other organizations
Code for Location of Original
ASRC-RWWL
Location of Original
Archives of the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.
Location of Original - Detail
IV-7-8
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
12/7/1989 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
12/08/1989
Date Updated
5/26/2015 11:49:28 AM
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Letter to Clark Foreman

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Author
Durr, Virginia Foster
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
[1/1957]
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Durr, Virginia Foster
Document ID
570100-007
Document Date
[1/1957]
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 4
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Names
Foreman, Clark
Parks, Rosa
Webber, Palmer
Lamont, Corliss
Gray, Fred D.
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip)
Nixon, Edgar Daniel
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Plenn, Abel
Organizations
White Citizens Council
Ku Klux Klan
Southern Conference Educational Fund
Places
New York, N.Y.
Topics
political participation
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social views
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Afro-Americans - Civil rights
Afro-Americans - Economic conditions
Afro-Americans - Social conditions
Code for Location of Original
VFDP-MCR-S
Location of Original
Virginia Foster Durr Papers, Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Cambridge, Mass.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/22/1990 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
10/23/1990
Date Updated
1/20/2009 2:51:04 PM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Author
Henderson, J. Raymond
Place Written
Los Angeles, Calif.
Document Date
9/17/1958
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Henderson, J. Raymond
Author Dates
1898-1985
Author Affiliation
Second Baptist Church and The Henderson Community Center
Document ID
580917-009
Document Date
9/17/1958
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
In Vol. 4
Place Written
Los Angeles, Calif.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Herndon, Angelo
Parks, Rosa
Abernathy, Ralph
King, Coretta Scott
Wilkins, Roy
Organizations
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.)
Ku Klux Klan
Oberlin College
Virginia Union University
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
Richmond, Va.
Atlanta, Ga.
Charleston, W.Va.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Friends and Associates
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Support correspondence
Other Topics
Police Brutality Against A Negro
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 28, folder 4
Copy Location (1)
RWP-DLC, Roy Wilkins Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
7/19/1991 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
08/07/1991
Date Updated
7/31/2015 11:37:32 AM
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Letter to Heinz Kraschutzki

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Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Document Date
4/15/1959
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
590415-017
Document Date
4/15/1959
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
Cal. 5
Place Written
[Montgomery, Ala.]
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Dates
1/26/1959
Names
Kraschutzki, Heinz
Organizations
Ku Klux Klan
Places
Berlin, Germany
Topics
Nonviolence
Stride Toward Freedom
Support correspondence
Other Topics
Stride Toward Freedom
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 26, folder 32
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
6/30/1999 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
06/30/1999
Date Updated
6/30/2009 10:11:32 AM
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Letter to Jamie Moore

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Author
Legrand, J.E.
Jones, M.A.
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Document Date
5/16/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Legrand, J.E.
Jones, M.A.
Author Affiliation
Birmingham (Ala.). Police Dept.
Document ID
610516-009
Document Date
5/16/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Status
undecided
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Dates
5/15/1961
Names
Moore, Jamie
Gardner, Edward Hall
Shuttlesworth, Fred L.
Connor, Eugene
Kennedy, Robert F.
Phifer, J. S.
Wood, Abraham
Oliver. C. Herbert
Patterson, John Malcolm
Organizations
Kingston Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
First Metropolitan Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
Ku Klux Klan
United States. Supreme Court
Congress of Racial Equality
Topics
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Freedom rides
Meetings
Student movements
Segregation in transportation
Other Topics
The Bible
U.S. Constitution
Pittsbourgh Courier
The New York Times
Code for Location of Original
EBCP-AB
Location of Original
T. Eugene "Bull" Connor Papers, Birmingham Public and Jefferson County Free Library, Birmingham, Ala.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 9, folder 24
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/3/2008 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
3/6/2008 11:56:22
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Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:47 AM
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Draft, Telegram to John Malcolm Patterson

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Author
Kennedy, Robert F.
Document Date
[5/20/1961]
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Kennedy, Robert F.
Author Dates
1925-1968
Author Affiliation
United States. Dept. of Justice
Document ID
610520-009
Document Date
[5/20/1961]
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Wire or Telegram
Type of Version
Copy
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Names
Patterson, John Malcolm
Seigenthaler, John
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)
White, Byron R.
Organizations
United States. White House
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Marshal Service
Ku Klux Klan
National States Rights Party
Greyhound Bus Lines
Places
Birmingham, Ala.
Montgomery, Ala.
Topics
Direct action
Freedom rides
Police - Complaints against
Riots
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Student movements
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 10
Copy Location (1)
RFKCRFA-AB, Robert F. Kennedy, Files on Civil Rights in Alabama 1961-1963, Birmingham Public and Jefferson County Free Library, Birmingham, Ala.
Filing Info
Box 1, folder 7
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
3/24/2008 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
3/26/2008 15:39:47
5/29/2013 dbeals
Date Updated
7/31/2015 11:16:12 AM
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