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From Richard M. Nixon

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (United States. White House)
June 15, 1957
Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social Views


The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
530 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Dr. King:

This is just a note to tell you once again how much I enjoyed our conversation on Thursday.

With the thought that you might like to see them, I am enclosing marked copies of speeches I have made on the subject of civil rights in the past few years.1 I shall also see that you receive copies of any speeches I should make on this subject in the future.

With every good wish,

Richard Nixon

1. Nixon sent King copies of his remarks from ten different events, including excerpts from his address to the NAACP on 26 June 1955, his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on 23 August 1956, and his address “In the Cause of Peace and Freedom,” delivered before the Automobile Manufacturers Association on 6 December 1956.


MLKJP-GAMK, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers (Series I-IV), Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., Box 18, folder 24.