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    Martin Luther King Jr. Typed Statement Regarding His Call to the Ministry. One page, 7.25" x 10.5", on his personal letterhead, Montgomery, August 7, 1959. Here, Dr. King reflects on his experience which led him to the ministry, stating it was "neither dramatic nor spectacular. It came neither by some miraculous vision nor by some blinding light experience on the road of life." Instead, "This urge expressed itself in a desire to serve God and humanity, and the feeling that my talent and my commitment could best be expressed through the ministry." Initially studying medicine and then law, he "still felt within that undying urge to serve God" and "during my senior year in college I finally decided to accept the challenge to enter the ministry." Heavily toned along the right edge. Chipping at the left edge. From the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers.

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