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From Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Author: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) (United States. White House)

Date: October 7, 1957

Location: Washington, D.C.

Genre: Legal

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social Views



The president responds to King's letter of 25 September.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
530 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama


Dear Mr. King:

Thank you for sending me your comments regarding the necessity of the decision I had to make in the difficult Arkansas situation. I appreciated your thoughtful expression of the basic and compelling factors involved.

I share your confidence that Americans everywhere remain devoted to our tradition of adherence to orderly processes of law.

[signed] Dwight D. Eisenhower


Source: DABCC-INP, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Collection, In Private Hands.

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