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From Sankey L. Blanton

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Author: Blanton, Sankey L. (Crozer Theological Seminary) 

Date: November 1, 1954

Location: Chester, Pa. 

Genre: Letter

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


King wrote Blanton on 26 October, providing his new address and informing Blanton of his work at Dexter.1

Rev. Martin L. King, Jr.
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Mr. King:

Thank you for your letter. I am delighted to know where you are, and that you are happy. I regard you as one of the most promising students that I have met, and will watch you career with a deep personal interest and some pride. I will be coming to Alabama in mid-winter. When I come, I will call you in the hope that I can drop by to see you for a little while.

Yours sincerely,
Sankey L. Blanton


1. See King to Blanton, 26 October 1954, MLKP-MBU. In the letter King reported that “we are getting off to a good start here. We are getting real cooperation from the entire membership. I am enjoying my work very much, however, it really keeps me busy.”

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

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