Letter to Roberta Tate from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Written by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Received by
Tate, Roberta M., American, 1912 - 2011
Signed by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
December 24, 1958
Caption
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, published in 1958, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic account of the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Description
Typewritten letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to Roberta Tate. The letter is signed by King in black ink and is dated December 24, 1958. The letterhead is printed in black at the top in a gothic font. The letter begins with "Dear Miss Tate: This is just a note to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter..." The back of the document is blank.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Correspondence
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jyl C. Woolfolk
Object number
2012.166.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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