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To Nannie H. Burroughs

Author: 
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Date: 
September 18, 1956
Location: 
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre: 
Letter
Topic: 
Nonviolence

Details

Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, President
National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls
Lincoln Heights
Washington 19, D.C.

Dear Miss Burroughs:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter of August 28, making inquiry concerning two high school and junior college teachers. First I must apologize for being somewhat tardy in my reply. Absence from the city for several days accounts for the delay.

So far I have not been able to find qualified persons who are available for your two teaching positions. Up to this point we have not had too many teachers fired in the State of Alabama as the result of their affiliation in the NAACP and other civil rights organizations. Consequently, most of the teachers are still employed. However, I will be continually looking out for such persons, and if they are ever available I will be sure to contact you.

It was a real pleasure seeing you in Denver. Your remarks after my address were magnificent. You said in a few words more than most people could say in hours. It is always a real inspiration to listen to you. Let me thank you once more for the interest which you have taken in our struggle. I can assure you that your moral support and financial contributions have given me renewed courage and vigor to carry on.

With warm personal regards, I am

Sincerely yours,
[signed]
M. L. King, Jr.,
President

MLK:b

Source: 

NHBP, DLC, Nannie H. Burroughs Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Box 63.