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

Written by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Received by
Louis Tate, American, 1911 - 1964
Subject of
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Rev. Dr. Walker, Wyatt Tee, American, 1929 - 2018
Signed by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 7/16 in. (27.9 x 21.4 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place used
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
February 12, 1964
Description
Typewritten letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to Louis Tate. The letter is signed by King in blue ink. The letter is written on SCLS letterhead and dated February 12, 1964. The letterhead is printed in black at the top. The letter begins "This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of recent date inviting me to speak in Paterson under the auspices of the Trustee Board of St. Augustine Presbyterian Church sometime in March or April..." The back of the document is blank.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Correspondence
Religious groups
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jyl C. Woolfolk
Object number
2012.166.4
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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