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King, Martin Luther Jr. to "Dear Friend"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.21.01 Author/Creator: King, Martin Luther Jr. Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Letter Date: May 1965 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.9 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One circular letter to either subscribers or other type of recipients. Mentions the efforts of the SCLC pertaining to protests in Selma which President Johnson had recognized as a significant historical event. Calls for a contribution to fund volunteers of SCLC who oranized voter registration and community projects in Southern states. Also included is an envelope to Mr. and Mrs. Hal Leler.

Background Information: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an organization associated with Martin Luther King, Jr. (the first president) that promotes civil rights.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementFinancial AidSegregationVoting RightsPovertyEducationReligion

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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