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To Percival Leroy Prattis

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Montgomery Improvement Association)
May 1, 1956
Montgomery, Ala.
Montgomery Bus Boycott


Mr. P. L. Prattis
Executive Editor
The Pittsburgh Courier
P.O. Box 1828
Pittsburgh 30, Pa.

Dear Mr. Prattis:

Thanks for your very kind letter of April 25.

I will be more than happy to do a series of articles for The Pittsburgh Courier on the significance of the Montgomery story. At this point, however, I find it rather difficult, because of an extremely busy schedule. As soon as I catch up sufficiently I will contact you and seek to comply with your request.

Let me express my personal appreciation to you and the Pittsburgh Courier staff for the excellent coverage that you have given to our situation here, and also for the many contributions that have come to us through your influence. I am sure that I voice the sentiments of the whole Montgomery community in saying this.

With every good wish, I am

Cordially yours,
M. L. King, Jr.,


(Dictated by Rev. King but signed in his absence.)


PLPC-DHU-MS, Percival Leroy Prattis Collection, Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, D.C.