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    Archive of Montgomery Improvement Association Ephemera consisting of eleven items spanning the years 1956 through 1957 including: "Annual Address of Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Delivered at the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change." Nineteen pages, 8.5" x 11", Montgomery, December 3, 1956. The address was given at Holt Street Baptist Church. Following his introduction, Dr. King addresses the challenges of life in the twentieth century. [and:] Martin Luther King, Jr., Typed Letter. One page, 8.5" x 11", Montgomery, October 29, 1957. Inviting recipients to a series of lectures in honor of the second anniversary of the MIA and forwarding a registration card to the event. Signed in print by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mose Pleasure Jr., and S. S. Seay. [and:] Appeal for Voter Registration. Two pages, 8.5" x 14", Montgomery, May 30, 1957. Issued on behalf of the MIA's Registering and Voting Committee. In part: "In our struggle for first class citizenship, we must get the ballot . . . the key to democracy . . . Without the ballot, we are helpless. We have no voice in our affairs. Without the ballot, we tell the Klans and Citizens Council to decide our destiny." Gives suggestions for encouraging unregistered voters to get registered. With a "pledge sheet" promising to hold clinics and work with registering voters in their respective neighborhoods. [and:] MIA Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 5. Three pages, 8.5" x 14", Montgomery, November 26, 1956. With articles on the upcoming one year anniversary of the MIA, seminars on non-violence, recent happenings in the movement, the conclusion of the boycott, and FBI investigations. [and:] MIA Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 4. Three pages, 8.5" x 14", Montgomery, September 21, 1956. With articles on attempts to force black riders back onto the busses including trying to break the solidarity of the protesters through false information, increase of traffic tickets to black drivers, the disbarring of attorney Fred D. Gray, mass arrests, and the arrests of various car pool drivers under questionable circumstances. Also reports of bombings, the status of the NAACP in Alabama, new threats, and a reiteration "of the underlying philosophy of the Montgomery movement [passive resistance]." [and:] MIA Membership Drive Program. Four pages, 4.25" x 5.5", Montgomery, 1957. Presented "in observance of [the] second anniversary" of the organization, the program includes a menu, a list of events, and groups represented. [and:] Program: "Second Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change." Four pages, 6" x 9", Montgomery, December 5-8, 1957. Sponsored by the MIA. [and:] Two Programs for Mass Meetings of the Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change. Dated December 1956 and December 1957. Contains information on members, seminars, luncheons, etc. [and:] David Jackson Telegram. One page, 8" x 5.75", Chicago, May 14, 1957, to Maude Ballou asking for someone to meet him at the airport. Jackson was a staff photographer for Ebony Magazine. He was arriving to take photographs of a prayer service (inscribed on verso). [and:] Assorted Newspaper Clippings Associated with Pastor Uriah J. Fields. Five in all.

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