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From L. Harold DeWolf

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Author: DeWolf, L. Harold (Lotan Harold) (Boston University)

Date: May 28, 1955

Location: Boston, Mass.

Genre: Letter

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


Dear Martin:

This is terribly late to be writing this letter, but perhaps you will forgive me in view of the fact that my daughter is to be married on June 23rd, we leave the next day for fourteen months abroad and we have been passing through an unusually crowded finishing of the University year.

Madeleine and I hope that we are not too late to find you able to accept an invitation for supper with us on the evening of Commencement Day, June 5th. We mean, of course, to invite both you and your wife. I hope she can be with you for the big day.

I have just recommended you for a college teaching position in a western school. You may not feel free to leave your church so soon, you might not want the place if offered and different officials of the college already have other candidates in mind. However, it would be a good place to break into the college field if it should open and you were free to take it.

Most cordially yours,
[signed] Harold.

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

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