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To William J. Faulkner

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Montgomery Improvement Association)
June 4, 1956
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Family
Montgomery Bus Boycott


King responds to Faulkner's letter of 9 March.

The Rev. William J. Faulkner, Minister
The Congregational Church of Park Manor
7000 South Park Avenue
Chicago 37, Illinois

Dear Rev. Faulkner:

This is just a note to say how happy I was to hear from you and to receive the very fine contribution from your church. I assure you that we will long remember your coming to our aid in this great struggle.

We are still involved in the non-violent protest against injustice here in Montgomery. I have been deeply moved by the discipline, wise restraint and dignity by which our people have carried out the protest. I feel that the whole situation has given the Negro a new sense of dignity and destiny.

I was very happy to know of your relationship with my grandfather. I am sure that his spirit still lives on through such a movement. It has been my pleasure to hear you speak on several occasions, and I have always admired the rich contributions that you have made through the christian ministry.

Cordially yours,
M. L. King, Jr.,



MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.