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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
630416-019
Document Date
4/16/1963
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Status
In Vol. 8
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
23 pp.
Dates
9/1962
4/14/1963
3/1963
5/17/1954
4/12/1963
Names
Higginbotham, Joe C.
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
Direct action
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Critics
Civil Disobedience
Church and Race Relations
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Natural law
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Discrimination in public accommodations
World Politics
Sit-ins
Freedom rides
Nonviolence
Other Topics
Matthew 5:44
Amos 5:24
Galatians 6:17
Code for Location of Original
AU
Location of Original
University of Alabama (University, AL)
Copy Location (1)
ABBP-AB, Albert Burton Boutwell Papers, Birmingham Public and Jefferson County Free Library, Birmingham, Ala.
Filing Info
Box 12, folder 43
Copy Location (2)
LMHHP-AlBiCRI, Lola Hendricks Collection, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Filing Info
Box 8, folder 5
Copy Location (3)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
7/24/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
11/5/2009
11/5/2009 susane
Date Updated
9/14/2016 2:47:03 PM
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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document630416-020
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
Document ID
630416-020
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
4/14/1963
3/1963
5/17/1954
4/12/1963
Names
Higginbotham, Joe C.
Carpenter, C. C. Jones
Durick, Joseph A.
Grafman, Milton L.
Hardin, Paul
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
Direct action
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Critics
Civil Disobedience
Church and Race Relations
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Natural law
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Discrimination in public accommodations
World Politics
Sit-ins
Freedom rides
Nonviolence
Code for Location of Original
AFSCC-ICIU
Location of Original
American Friends Service Committee (Chicago) Papers, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Ill.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 38, folder 2
Copy Location (1)
BMPP-MBJFK, Burke Marshall Personal Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Box 5, folder May 1963
Copy Location (2)
JFKWHCSF-MBJFK, John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, White House Central Subject Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Box 367, folder 6
Copy Location (3)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
8/3/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
8/24/2006 13:24:44
bhunter
Date Updated
9/14/2016 2:54:55 PM
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Letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document640807-002
Author
McGuire, John
Place Written
Tallahassee, Fla.
Document Date
8/7/1964
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Autograph -- author's hand
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
McGuire, John
Document ID
640807-002
Document Date
8/7/1964
Type of Writing
Autograph -- author's hand
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
undecided
Place Written
Tallahassee, Fla.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
5 pp.
Dates
6/1961
Names
McGuire, John
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Dixon, Howard
Abernathy, Ralph
Black, Hugo LaFayette
Organizations
United States. Supreme Court
American Civil Liberties Union
Places
Miami, Fla.
New Orleans, La.
Birmingham, Ala.
Albany, Ga.
Topics
Arrest
Freedom rides
Prayer
Support correspondence
Other Topics
Why We Can't Wait
Letter From a Birmingham Jail
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 15, folder 8
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
5/10/2004 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
5/19/2004 12:3:47
jgandhi
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:18 AM
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Letter to Tom Gaither

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610422-003
Author
Carey, Gordon
Document Date
4/22/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Carey, Gordon
Author Affiliation
Congress of Racial Equality
Document ID
610422-003
Document Date
4/22/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
undecided
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Dates
5/13/1961
4/4/1961
4/12/1961
5/17/1961
5/18/1961
5/2/1961 - 5/3/1961
Names
Lee, James
Haley, Richard
Farmer, James
Tompkins, Paul [Payne College]
King, Lonnie C. [Committee on Appeal for Human Rights]
Person, Charles
Walker, Wyatt Tee [Southern Christian Leadership Conference]
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
McDonald, Dora E. [Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)]
Shuttlesworth, Fred L.
Abernathy, Ralph
Gilcrist, M.L.
Evers, Medgar Wiley
Williams, Walter [Jackson State College]
Gardner, Beverly [Jackson State College]
Smith, Jerome [Congress of Racial Equality]
Aaron, Julie [Congress of Racial Equality]
Organizations
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Payne College
Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Committee on Appeal for Human Rights
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Jackson State College
Southern Regional Council
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Places
Great Falls, S.C.
Oakland, Calif.
New Orleans, La.
Greensboro, S.C.
Charlotte, N.C.
Lynchburg, Va.
Augusta, Ga.
Orangeburg, S.C.
Atlanta, Ga.
Birmingham, Ala.
Montgomery, Ala.
Jackson, Miss.
Topics
Freedom rides
Arrest
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Strategic Planning
Student movements
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Code for Location of Original
CORER-WHi
Location of Original
Congress of Racial Equality Records, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
10/25/2004 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
10/26/2004 15:36:1
ebrummel
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:19 AM
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Memo to Jamie Moore

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610511-004
Author
Long, R.R.
Jones, J.B.
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Document Date
5/11/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Long, R.R.
Jones, J.B.
Author Affiliation
Birmingham (Ala.). Police Dept.
Document ID
610511-004
Document Date
5/11/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Status
undecided
Place Written
Birmingham, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
3 pp.
Dates
5/8/1961
5/14/1961
5/25/1961
Names
Moore, Jamie
Gardner, Edward Hall
Shuttlesworth, Fred L.
Woods, Abraham
Connor, Eugene
Braden, Carl
Organizations
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)
Kingston Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
Mount Olive Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
First Metropolitan Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
United States. House of Representatives. Committee on Un-American Activities
Congress of Racial Equality
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Kingston, Ala.
Topics
Afro-American student movements
Church and Race Relations
Freedom rides
Segregation in transportation
Student movements
Meetings
Code for Location of Original
EBCP-AB
Location of Original
T. Eugene "Bull" Connor Papers, Birmingham Public and Jefferson County Free Library, Birmingham, Ala.
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 11:36:20
tenisha
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:47 AM
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Letter to Jamie Moore

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610516-009
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
tenisha
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:19:47 AM
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Memo to Roy Wilkins

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610524-004
Author
Wright, Herbert L.
Document Date
5/24/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Wright, Herbert L.
Document ID
610524-004
Document Date
5/24/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Dates
5/23/1961
Names
Wilkins, Roy
Farmer, James [Congress of Racial Equality]
King, Edward B. [Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)]
Nash, Diane [Nashville Student Christian Association]
Walker, Wyatt Tee [Southern Christian Leadership Conference]
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Current, Gloster B. (Gloster Bryant)
Organizations
Congress of Racial Equality
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Nashville Student Christian Association
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Yale University
Places
Montgomery, Ala.
New Haven, Conn.
New Orleans, La.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Public Speaking
Freedom rides
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--relations with other organizations
Student movements
Southern Christian Leadership Conference--strategic planning
Code for Location of Original
NAACPP-DLC
Location of Original
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Papers, 1909-1955, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Location of Original - Detail
Group III-A213
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
8/10/1994 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
08/12/1994
6/4/2013 dbeals
Date Updated
6/2/2015 9:18:55 AM
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Press Release, ''NAACP Urges No 'Cool Off' for Freedom Riders''

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610526-014
Author
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Document Date
5/26/1961
Genre
Press release
Document Type
Document
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Document ID
610526-014
Document Date
5/26/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Document
Status
Undecided
Place Written
New York, N.Y.
Genre
Press release
Document Length
2 pp.
Dates
5/15/1961
7/1956
5/14/1961
5/16/1961
Names
Kennedy, Robert F. [United States. Dept. of Justice]
Wilkins, Roy [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)]
Organizations
United States. Dept. of Justice
United States. Supreme Court
Congress of Racial Equality
Freedom Bus Ride Project
Places
Anniston, Ala.
Jackson, Miss.
Topics
Freedom rides
Afro-Americans--Intimidation of
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Federal intervention
Afro-Americans - Civil rights
Other Topics
United States Constitution
Code for Location of Original
WHCF-MBJFK
Location of Original
White House Central Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Location of Original - Detail
Box 5, Reel 15
Copy Location (1)
JFKWHCSF-MBJFK, John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, White House Central Subject Files, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.
Filing Info
Box 5, folder 1
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
11/9/2009 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
11/10/2009
11/10/2009 szwald
3/17/2016 corala
Date Updated
3/17/2016 11:40:12 AM
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Form letter to Friend

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610530-001
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Document Date
5/30/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Author
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author Dates
1929-1968
Document ID
610530-001
Document Date
5/30/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Handwritten -- other than author's hand
Document Type
Letter
Type of Signature
Signed (Handwritten signature of author)
Status
Cal. 7
Place Written
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
2 pp.
Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Abernathy, Ralph
Shuttlesworth, Fred L.
Lawson, James M.
Patterson, John Malcolm
Seay, S. S. (Solomon Snowden)
Walker, Wyatt Tee
Organizations
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
National Guard
United States. Supreme Court
Places
Atlanta, Ga.
Nashville, Tenn.
Jackson, Miss.
Topics
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Travels - Fundraising
Freedom rides
Code for Location of Original
NAACPP-DLC
Location of Original
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Location of Original - Detail
Group III-A213
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 folder 001473-019-0113
Copy Location (2)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
8/10/1994 12:00:00 AM
Date Verified
08/12/1994
Date Updated
7/1/2015 10:06:50 AM
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Letter to Ruby Doris Smith

http://okra.stanford.edu/en/permalink/document610616-012
Author
Baker, Ella
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Document Date
6/16/1961
Genre
Letter
Document Type
Letter
Type of Writing
Typed
Author
Baker, Ella
Author Dates
1903-1986
Document ID
610616-012
Document Date
6/16/1961
Type of Writing
Typed
Document Type
Letter
Type of Version
Copy
Status
undecided
Place Written
Atlanta, Ga.
Genre
Letter
Document Length
1 p.
Names
Smith, Ruby Doris
Organizations
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
Places
Louisville, Ky.
Rock Hill, S.C.
Jackson, Miss.
Topics
Freedom rides
Support correspondence
Segregation in transportation
Segregation--law and legislation
Student movements
Jail no bail
Code for Location of Original
EJBC-NN-Sc
Location of Original
Ella J. Baker Papers, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.
Copy Location (1)
MLKPP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Date Created
12/2/2002 12:00:00 AM
Date Updated
12/6/2010 2:42:05 PM
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