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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 2: Writings By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131h
Scope and Contents of the Series The series is comprised of manuscripts (circa 1947-1968) for works written by Martin Luther King, Jr., including sermon material from his time as a student at Boston University as well as his employment as minister for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA; speeches written and delivered in his capacity as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, and president of the Montgomery Improvement Association and Southern Christian Leadership...
Dates: circa 1947-1968

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 3: Writings By Others

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131j
Scope and Contents of the Collection The series is comprised of manuscripts and published works (circa 1946-1969) written by persons, or produced by groups, other than Martin Luther King, Jr., including members of the King family, SCLC staff, and other groups and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as literary figures. Content of the documents encompasses issues central to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; Gandhian philosophy and nonviolence; organized labor in the United States; Christian ethics and...
Dates: 1946-1969

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 5: Education Materials

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131k
Scope and Contents of the Series The series is comprised of papers from the academic career of Martin Luther King, Jr. Included are class notes, exams, assignments, vocabulary lists, and the dissertation written during the course of his studies. Correspondence, course syllabi, transcripts, bibliographies, and study aids provide further insight into King’s education. The series also contains materials from the institutions he attended, such as brochures, policy documents, a bulletin, and a program...
Dates: 1941-1962

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 6: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Organizational Records

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131l
Scope and Contents of the Collection The series is comprised of papers about the administrative, social and programmatic functions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), including planning documents related to SCLC annual meetings, conferences and staff retreats; SCLC divisions Operation Breadbasket, the Citizen Education Project (CEP), the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE); projects in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma...
Dates: 1957-1971

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 9: Ebenezer Baptist Church Organizational Records

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131o
Scope and Contents of the Series The series consists of records about the Ebenezer Baptist Church’s committees, membership, events, housing projects, history, and related operations. Documents describe the organization and functions of the committees of the Women’s Council as well as youth work, public relations, and worship. There are lists of the church’s trustees, family units, and young people whose parents are not members. A partial draft of a letter to members, fragment from an annual report, and blank pledge cards...
Dates: 1960-1967

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 12: Printed Materials

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131r
Scope and Contents of the Collection The series consists of magazines, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, event programs, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings and various ephemera, primarily related to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement (1855-1985, bulk 1966-1968).
Dates: 1966-1968

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 13: Photographs

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131s
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

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.1: Correspondence: General E-K

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131b
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,...
Dates: 1951-1968

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.1: Correspondence: General S-Z

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131d
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...
Dates: 1936-1968

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.4: Correspondence: Unidentified

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Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131g
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...
Dates: 1958-1968, undated

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American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 1
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