On 11 August Nelson Fuson, a Fisk physics professor who had been a conscientious objector during World War II and his wife, Marian, thanked King for his visits to Fisk, noting that “several students we knew well needed just what you offered them in understanding nonviolence now and in the struggle at hand.’’ The Fusons also sent King an etching of Gandhi.
Mr. & Mrs. Fusons
1815 Morena Street
Nashville 8, Tennessee
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Fusons:
This is just a note to thank you for the etching of Mahatma Ghandi. This is the first original picture that I have of Ghandi.
Due to my great admiration for Ghandi, this will remain one of the cherished gifts of my life. Please know that I will always remain grateful to you for your lasting contribution.
With warm personal regards, I remain
Martin L. King, Jr.
MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.