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Albany Jail Diary from 1 August–7 August 1962

In the second part of King’s diary, published on 23 August in Jet magazine, he writes about a visit from his family, particularly his three children, whom he has not seen in several weeks. The visit, King says, “certainly gave me a lift.”1 Throughout the week, he continues to attend court proceedings on the July injunction against demonstrations in Albany.

To William P. Rogers

King informs U.S. attorney general William Rogers of voting rights violations in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In a 21 June 1960 reply, acting assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division Joseph M. F. Ryan thanked King and assured him that the matter "is being given careful attention."

Attorney-General William Rogers
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Dear Attorney-General Rogers:

Address at the Thirty-fourth Annual Convention of the National Bar Association

In this typescript of an address to the oldest and largest federation of African American lawyers, King reemphasizes the importance of nonviolence and denounces the “hate groups arising in our midst” that advocate “a doctrine of black supremacy.” He reminds his audience that “we must not try to leap from a position of disadvantage to one of advantage, thus subverting justice.”1 King’s remarks may have been prompted by the July 1959 television broadcast of “The Hate That Hate Produced,” which dr

Address to the House of Representatives of the First Legislature, State of Hawaii, on 17 September 1959

After attending the National Baptist Convention in San Francisco and speaking in Los Angeles, King flew to Hawaii for several engagements and a brief vacation.1 Arriving just three weeks after Hawaii became the fiftieth state, he addresses the legislature at the state capitol, the Iolani Palace.2 King thanks the Hawaiians for offer-ing the nation “a noble example” of progress “in the area of racial harmony and racial justice.”

From Ella J. Baker

Shortly before resigning as executive director, Baker recommends that Bob Moses be sent to assist leaders of SCLC's Louisiana affiliate, the United Christian Movement.1 Moses, a high school math teacher, had come to know Baker while volunteering at SCLC's Atlanta headquarters during the summer; he had previously worked with Bayard Rustin in New York on behalf of SCLC.2 Later that summer, Moses traveled to Louisiana, Mississippi


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