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Sankey L. Blanton to William R. Strassner

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

Date: December 3, 1952

Genre: Letter

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education


President William R. Strassner
Shaw University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Dear President Strassner:

Thank you for your letter. I am emphatically of the opinion that King is eminently qualified to serve as Dean of your School of Religion.

I would hope that it would be possible for him to accept the appointment and continue work on his dissertation while in residence with you. I am sure he is capable of doing that provided the regulations of the institution in which he takes his degree would permit. In fact, I think Mr. King has great ability and that he would do more for you while finishing the dissertation than the average man would do without any other duties besides.

I am sorry I could not reach you while I was in Raleigh recently.

Yours cordially,
Sankey L. Blanton
cc: Rev. Martin Luther King

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

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