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Handwritten notes on leaving Albany

Author: 
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Date: 
July 27, 1962 to July 28, 1962
Genre: 
Ephemera
Topic: 
Albany Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Arrests

Details

These handwritten notes, likely written after King’s arrest on 27 July 1962 while leading a prayer vigil at Albany City Hall, indicate his reasons for remaining in jail: “1. After weighing the total situation, I think it will be a blow to the morale of the people if I leave at this point. 2. It will be misinterpreted and distorted by the press in view of the fine being mysteriously paid in the other instance of my arrest here.”

Source: 

DJG, GEU-S, David J. Garrow Collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., Box 1.1 (CSKV88-A33)