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From Nannie H. Burroughs

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Author: Burroughs, Nannie Helen (National Baptist Convention of the United States of America. Woman's Auxiliary)

Date: September 21, 1954

Location: Washington, D. C.

Genre: Letter

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


Burroughs expresses appreciation for King’s 9 September speech at the annual meeting of the Woman’s Auxiliary, National Baptist Convention, in St. Louis.

Rev M L King Jr
93 Boulevard N E
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Rev King:

I cannot forgo the pleasure of saying, again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your rich and challenging contribution to the program of our St Louis Meeting.

The delegates were profoundly impressed. What your message did to their thinking and to their faith is “bread cast upon the water” that will be seen day by day in their good works in their communities.

Letters are pouring in telling me how grateful they are for the greatest meeting they ever attended.

I agree with them. The St Louis Meeting was certainly the best we have ever held. The lift and the vision that the delegates got from the early morning classes, the glorious worship, the challenging messages, the rich special feature programs and the soul stirring music, seem to have sent them forth determined to attempt greater things for God and to expect greater things from Him.

As a result, we begin our 1954–55 Conventional year with every assurance that our entire constituency will join us in making the entire program of the Woman’s Convention a glory to God on earth.

Thank you and God bless you.

Sincerely yours
Nannie H Burroughs, President


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

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