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    [Martin Luther King Jr.]. Two Addresses and Related Items spanning the years 1956 through 1967 including: Address to the 47th Annual NAACP Convention. Thirteen pages, 8.5" x 11", San Francisco, June 27, 1956. Given six months into the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr. King provides a complete history of the boycott up to that point in a speech titled "The Montgomery Story." [and:] Address on the Vietnam War. Dr. King's opposition to the war in Vietnam was no secret, calling it both "immoral and unjust." In this thirty-one page book, published circa 1967, King, co-chair of the group Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, Dr. John C. Bennett, Dr. Henry Steele Commager, and Rabbi Abraham Heschel express their concerns through a series of addresses and articles including: "The Casualties of the War in Vietnam," an address by King to The Nation Institute in Los Angeles on February 25, 1967; "Beyond Vietnam," an address to the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 (exactly one year before his assassination); "Questions & Answers"; an interview with Dr. King which appeared in the April 2, 1967, edition of the New York Times; etc.

    With NAACP Newsletter. The newsletter is comprised of four integral pages, 7" x 8.5", Flint [Michigan], circa May 1960. Contains articles for the 25th Annual NAACP State Convention, a disturbing story about a small boy kept in a closet at his elementary school, calls to "Boycott Woolworth and Kresge Stores," and others. Fine. [and:] NAACP Conference Program. Four pages, 8.5" x 11", Flint, May 20-22, 1960. An additional program for the Saturday evening banquet is tipped onto the back cover. Final page and rear cover are heavily foxed; light foxing throughout the rest. From the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers.

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