Jones, a student at Miles College in Birmingham, sends a telegram to King announcing his participation in Montgomery’s Prayer and Pilgrimage Day. The MIA designated 24 February as a day for car owners and carpoolers to walk to work in solidarity with those protesters who walked every day.
rev m l king
dexter avenue baptist church montgomery ala
i live in birmingham but i am going to walk the 20 miles round trip from my home to school with the people of montgomery. continue the fight. don’t give up because we are with you
william d jones
MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.