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From Sankey L. Blanton

Blanton, Sankey L. (Crozer Theological Seminary)
February 17, 1956
Chester, Pa.
Montgomery Bus Boycott


Blanton, president of Crozer Theological Seminary, expresses pride in King’s leadership of the bus boycott.

Dr. Martin Luther King
First Baptist Church
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Dr. King:

I had hoped to come by to see you before this time but a series of mishaps on the road when we started that way, forced us to curtail our visit and return to the campus much earlier than we had intended.

I just wanted you to know that we at Crozer are proud of you and your outstanding leadership in your part of the world.

Bring Mrs. King and the baby and come to see us when you can. We are looking forward with pleasure to having Mr. Carter as our guest at the annual Conference on the Ministry.1 You may be sure that we will be glad to have anyone in this student body whom you can endorse.

Yours cordially,
Sankey L. Blanton


1. King had written a letter of recommendation for Harold Carter, whom he had known for “well-nigh two years,” for admission to Crozer (King to Lucille B. Knapp, 21 December 1955).


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