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From J. T. Brooks

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Author: Brooks, J. T. (Alabama State College for Negroes)

Date: April 15, 1954

Location: Montgomery, Ala.

Genre: Letter

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry


Dear Reverend King:

Brother Nesbitt asked me to write this note to you to say that it will be satisfactory for you to plan to come down for the first Sunday in May, in view of your conflicting engagements for the original proposal of the second Sunday. It may be even better for the first Sunday, since that will be Communion Day.

We can still make plans for the dedication of the organ on the second Sunday, thus giving us two good Sundays in succession. We had a letter on yesterday from the St Louis company indicating the fact that a man will be coming in from Atlanta on Monday to dismantle the old instrument—which means that the new one should be installed at least by the second Sunday, if not by the first.

Our Easter cantata last Sunday was the finest thing I have ever tried to do. We had a good crowd, and the singing was excellent. We have had many comments of favorable nature concerning it—which of course has made us quite happy.

Looking forward to having you again as our house guest, I am

Cordially yours,
J T Brooks

P S: As soon as you know what your subject and text will be, I shall be pleased to have it for publicity. If you have a glossy print of yourself, I’d like to have it also.

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

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