On 14 June Peter K. Hawley had written King that his two children, aged twelve and nine, and a nephew were "so impressed with the courage, vitality and determination” of the Montgomery black community that at a family gathering they "put on a little show, and at the conclusion asked those who wished to make a contribution to aid in your tremendous and democratic struggle.”
Jimmy and Ellen Hawley
310 E. 75th Street
New York 21, New York
Dear Jimmy and Ellen:
I am deeply grateful to both of you for the very fine contribution of three dollars and thirty-one cents ($3.31) sent me by your father.
It means so much to all of us here to know that there are little folks like you who are genuinely interested in the struggle for justice. Such moral support and christian generosity from you, our friends, in this momentous struggle, are of inestimable value in the continuance of our humble efforts.
Again, may I express my deepest gratitude for your interest and support in our struggle for justice.
M. L. King, Jr.,
enc. Receipt #4121
MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.