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Benjamin E. Mays papers

 Collection — Box: 1-69
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0100
Scope and contents The Benjamin E. Mays papers include files from his work at the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. There are also materials related to his presidency at Morehouse, writings by Mays and others, organizational records and financial materials. There are a few photographs, including several of Dr. Mays with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalyn Carter.Of note in the collection are newsclippings and files related to desegregation. These files...
Dates: 1931-1984

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

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: Subseries 1.1: Correspondence: General L-R

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131c
Scope and Contents of the Subseries The subseries contains correspondence between Martin Luther King, Jr. and various individuals and organizations from 1950 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: 1950-1968

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.2: Correspondence: Letters, Telegrams, and Cards Received after Stabbing in Harlem

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131e
Scope and Contents of the Subseries The subseries is comprised of letters, greeting cards, telegrams, postcards, and other correspondence received by Martin Luther King, Jr. following his stabbing by Izola Ware Curry on September 21, 1958. The correspondence from a variety of individuals and organizations convey well wishes, offers of assistance, prayers, concerns for his safety, and admiration of his work. Donations for his medical costs, convalescence, and the civil...
Dates: 1958

William G. Pickens Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0134
Scope and Contents The William G. Pickens Collection spans the years between 1976 and 2010. This small collection provides a glimpse into some of Dr. Pickens contributions to the field of English. Included are programs of annual events and workshops, photographs, audio cassettes and scrapbooks. Of particular note are photographs and scrapbooks documenting the Mirror Grant Project at Morehouse College and a news article depicting Dr. Pickens and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s experience working tobacco farms in...
Dates: 1976-2010

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