Responding to Brooks’s letter to his parents, King, Jr., accepts the offer to deliver a trial sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He preached at Dexter on 24 January 1954.
Mr. J. T. Brooks
The Alabama State College for Negroes
Dear Mr. Brooks:
Your letter of November 16, 1953 was forwarded to me by my parents. After carefully checking my schedule, I find that I will be in Atlanta on or before December 24, remaining through January 20, 1954. I will be available to serve you on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in January, preferably the 2nd Sunday.
Certainly I wish to express my appreciation to you for your kind consideration.
Please extend my regards to your family.
M. L. King, Jr.
P. S. You may contact me at the above address until December 18. After this date, contact me at 193 Boulevard, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia.
MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.