Riley, president of the American Baptist Theological Seminary and a former pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, spoke at Dexter’s seventy-eighth anniversary program on 11 December. On 22 December Riley thanked King “for the pleasure of having been with you at Dexter.”
Dr. Ralph W. Riley, President
American Baptist Theological Seminary
Nashville 7, Tennessee
Dear Dr. Riley:
This is just a note to again express my appreciation to you for your rich contribution in making our Anniversary occasion a successful one. Your presence as well as your message meant so much to the people of Dexter. Remember you have a standing invitation to come to Dexter.
With every good wish, I am
M. L. King, Jr.
DABCC-INP, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Collection, In Private Hands.