Carbon copy of a letter sent to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Louis Tate

Written by
Louis Tate, American, 1911 - 1964
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
St. Augustine Presbyterian Church, American
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
Date
January 10, 1964
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (page 1): 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
H x W (page 2): 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Description
Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Louis Tate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tate wrote to ask King to speak at an event at the St. Augustine Presbyterian Church of Paterson, NJ. Two separate pages. Both pages have a red stamp in the center, with a diagonal orientation. It reads "COPY." The letter begins with "Dear Dr. King: As Chairmen of the Trustee Board of the St. Augustine Presbyterian Church of Paterson, N.J. I am responsible for one outstanding program a year in relation to raising funds for a new church which we hope will be completed by early spring..." The back of both pages of the document are blank.
Place made
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
letters (correspondence)
carbon copies
Topic
Civil rights
Correspondence
Religious groups
Social reform
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jyl C. Woolfolk
Object number
2012.166.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d17c2970-c558-46e3-83a2-cd739597cd41