According to King’s later account in Stride Toward Freedom, King receives a threatening phone call late in the evening, prompting a spiritual revelation that fills him with strength to carry on in spite of persecution.
At the county sheriff’s office, King, Abernathy, and Rev. H. H. Hubbard apply for a permit to allow a night watchman at King’s home to carry a gun. Sheriff Butler denies the permit.
King holds a press conference at Harlem Hospital.
Doctors at Harlem Hospital reveal that King has developed pneumonia in his lower right lung.
During a book signing at Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem, King is stabbed by Izola Ware Curry. He is rushed to Harlem Hospital where a team of doctors successfully removes a seven-inch letter opener from his chest.
Later, King is heckled by black nationalists as he speaks at a meeting outside Harlem’s Hotel Theresa to rally support for the Youth March for Integrated Schools.
Upon returning home King is greeted at the airport by a crowd of supporters.
Just minutes after hearing King’s testimony, a grand jury indicts Curry for attempted murder.
King is released from Harlem Hospital; he begins a three-week convalescence at the Brooklyn parsonage of Sandy Ray.