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From James H. Davis

Davis, James H. (United Transport Service Employees)
April 12, 1956
Newark, N.J.
Montgomery Bus Boycott


Probably inspired by the National Deliverance Day of Prayer on 28 March, Davis forwards a contribution from members of Skycap Local 297 of the United Transport Service Employees, AFL-CIO. The skycaps were among many workers around the country who donated an hour’s wage to the bus boycott. On 25 April King thanked Davis, the local shop steward: “Such moral support and christian generosity from you, our friends, in this momentous struggle, is of inestimable value in the continuance of our humble efforts.”

Rev. M. L. King,
725 Dorsey St.
Montgomery, Ala.

Dear Sir:

Enclosed you will find a check for twenty six dollars, this represents one hour pay from the Skycap personnel of Newark Airport, N.J.

We hope that this will help all of you in your great cause.

Respectfully yours,
Newark Airport Skycaps
[signed] James H. Davis, Shop Chr.


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