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From L. Harold DeWolf

Author: 
DeWolf, L. Harold (Lotan Harold) (Boston University)
Date: 
August 30, 1956
Location: 
Boston, Mass.
Genre: 
Letter
Topic: 
Montgomery Bus Boycott

Details

DeWolf responds to his former student's 1 June letter, which has not been located.

Dr. Martin Luther King
The Montgomery Improvement Association
530-C South Union Street
Montgomery 8, Alabama

Dear Martin:

When I arrived at home I was delighted to find your personal letter of June 1st. You need have no misgivings about not having written earlier for I can well understand that your burden of work must be truly overwhelming in these days.

Your letter is a renewing inspiration to me as has been the marvelous leadership which you have given to our people in the south land during these last months. Indeed, the news concerning your leadership has gone throughout the world. I can testify that the self-discipline, courage, and faith of the people who are working with you in Montgomery have brought new courage and self-respect to many Christian people living under gross injustice in lands far across the sea.

Now that I am in the United States again I am wondering if there is anything that I could do which would be helpful to you. Please let me know. I shall be happy to share your reply to {with} others who I know would also be eager to assist you in this glorious struggle. Please call upon us.

May God continue to bless and sustain you and your family and associates and may He bring to you victory for all the people, for which you are making such great sacrifices.

With warmest personal regards, I am,

Cordially yours,
[signed] Harold DeWolf
L. Harold DeWolf

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Source: 

MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.