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Scope and Contents of the Series This series contains photographs Martin Luther King, Jr., members of his family, a few civil rights leaders, celebrities, and those received in his correspondence. Most of the photographs are black and white prints with a few in color and one hand-colored print. There are depictions of King receiving his Doctorate of Divinity from Boston University in 1959, surrounded by books in his study at 563 Johnson Avenue, at the 1964 World’s...
Dates: 1955-1968, undated
Scope and Contents of the Subseries The subseries contains correspondence between Martin Luther King, Jr. and various individuals and organizations from 1953 to 1968. There are letters, telegrams, greeting cards, carbon copies, postcards, invitations, and hate mail. The correspondence is primarily professional, often accompanied by enclosures, with few personal letters. Among the topics discussed are civil rights, discrimination, SCLC activities, politics, equal employment, education, housing, passive resistance, poverty,...