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To Charles O. Akuamoa

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Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)

Date: August 6, 1957

Location: Montgomery, Ala.?

Genre: Letter

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Travels


Mr. Charles O. Akuamoa
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dear Mr. Akuamoa:

Thanks for your very kind letter of July 25. I cannot begin to express my appreciation to you for your encouraging words. Such moral support and Christian generosity are of inestimable value in the continuance of our humble efforts. They give me renewed courage and vigor to carry on.

Although we have many difficult problems ahead, I am quite optimistic about the future. I feel that we stand today on the threshhold of the most constructive period of our world’s history. An old, old order of injustice and exploitation is passing away and the new order of justice and freedom is coming into being. Before long we will emerge from the bleak and desolate midnight of man’s inhumanity to man to the bright and glittering daybreak of freedom and justice.

It was a real pleasure being in your native country. I had the opportunity of meeting many great personalities. I fell in love with Ghana to such an extent that I plan to make a return visit there in the not-too-distant future. I hope it will be possible to meet you before you return to Ghana. You have my prayers and best wishes for continued success in your work in this country.

Very sincerely yours,
M. L. King, Jr.,


Source: MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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