Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, President
National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls
Washington 19, D.C.
Dear Miss Burroughs:
This is to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter of August 28, making inquiry concerning two high school and junior college teachers. First I must apologize for being somewhat tardy in my reply. Absence from the city for several days accounts for the delay.
Two days before the presidential election, Atlanta radio station WAOK broadcasted King’s reflections on the candidates and his recent arrest.1 In this transcript of an audio recording of the interview, King rejects the suggestion that he has a “martyr complex,” explaining: “I don’t enjoy suffering and I don’t have any desire to die.”2
Some three hundred students and observers from across the country gathered in Atlanta from 14 to 16 October for the first major Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) meeting since its founding at Shaw University in April.
King’s late arrival in New Delhi caused him to miss his meeting with Prime Minister Nehru on 9 February, but King soon learned that Nehru had agreed to reschedule for the following evening.1 Coretta King later recalled that her husband and the Indian leader discussed nonviolence and compared the struggles in India and the United States for four hours.2