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To Joseph C. Parker, Sr.

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

Date: May 15, 1954

Location: Boston, Mass.

Genre: Letter

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


Reverend J. C. Parker
602 Shepard Street
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Parker,

I think I mentioned to you that we were planning to ordain a group of deacons at Dexter. Well, I have decided to go through with it. I would like very much to have you preach the ordination sermon. It will be held at the church on the fifth Sunday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m. I would appreciate it if you would let me know immediately whether or not you can serve us on this occasion, so that I can proceed to plan the program. I certainly hope you can come.

I hope everything goes well with you and your family. We are doing quite well and stydying hard as usual.

As I remember, you were in the midst of your revival when I left. I am sure it went over in a big way.

I will look forward to hearing from you immediately.

Sincerely yours,
M. L. King, Jr.

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

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