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To William H. Hester

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Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)

Date: November 24, 1954

Location: Montgomery, Ala.?

Genre: Letter

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


During the two weeks King spent in Boston working on his dissertation he preached at Hester’s Twelfth Baptist Church.

Reverend W. H. Hester
38 Howland Street
Roxbury, Massachusetts

Dear Rev. Hester:

This is just a note to again express my appreciation to you for the opportunity to preach at your very fine church on last Sunday. I always feel a rich sense of fellowship whenever I come to your church and you are to be commended for keeping this fellowship alive.

Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to you for your kindness and big heartedness. I only hope that at some time and in some way I shall be able to return your kindness.

Give my best regards to Mrs. Hester and Mattie. With every good wish, I am

Sincerely yours,
Martin L. King, Jr.


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

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