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To John Thomas Porter

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Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)

Date: November 18, 1955

Location: Montgomery, Ala.?

Genre: Letter

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Family


King confirms Porter’s preaching engagement at Dexter on 27 November. King also reports the birth of Yolanda Denise King, who was born on 17 November, the night before King wrote this letter.

Rev. John Porter
Morehouse College
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Porter:

This is just a note to say that I received your letter, and I will be looking forward to your preaching for me on the fourth Sunday morning. I will discuss with you the other matters that you raised when you come down.

Just last evening Coretta brought into the world a “big” little girl. She weighs nine pounds and eleven ounces. You will get a chance to see the new arrival when you come down on the week-end.

Sincerely yours,
M. L. King, Jr.


Source: DABCC-INP, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Collection, In Private Hands.

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