Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.4: Correspondence: Unidentified
Scope and Contents of the Subseries
This series contains correspondence from unidentified senders received by Martin Luther King, Jr. A significant portion of the letters are hate mail and often contain criticism of the civil rights movement and personal insults. There are also justifications for discrimination and opposition to integration. Some of the letters contain discussions of religion, racism, riots, communism, work ethics, poverty, politics and the Black Power movement. In addition, there are a few items complimenting Dr. King’s work, requests for assistance, and thanking him.
- Creation: 1958-1968, undated
Language of Materials
Materials are in English and German.
Restrictions on Access
Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Restrictions on Use
All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.
1.75 Linear feet
Arrangement of the Subseries
The subseries is arranged chronologically.
- African Americans -- Economic conditions
- African Americans -- Housing
- African Americans -- Politics and government
- African Americans -- Segregation
- African Americans--Civil rights
- African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
- African Americans--Religion
- Black power
- Communism--United States.
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Correspondence.
- Poor People’s Campaign.
- Race discrimination
- Race relations
- Vietnam War (1961-1975)
- Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
- Subseries 1.4: Correspondence: Unidentified
- Finding aid prepared by Bridget T. Lerette
- 2009 August
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- Finding aid written in English.