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