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From Clyde L. Reynolds

Author: 
Reynolds, Clyde L. (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)
Date: 
October 9, 1954
Genre: 
Letter
Topic: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry

Details

In one of the few surviving letters from a member of Dexter during King’s early years as pastor, Reynolds thanks King for the eulogy of his mother.

Dear Reverend King,

You could not have delivered a better eulogy for my mother if you had been her pastor for 50 years. Thank you very much for a brilliant and comforting message, and a beautiful Christian funeral service. Both will remain with me vividly as a fitting and sacred memorial.

May you continue to bring to “Dexter Avenue” dynamic and intelligent leadership. God bless you!

Sincerely,
[signed] Clyde L. Reynolds

Source: 

MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.