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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. States the Goal of the Civil Rights Movement: "Full integration of the Negro into all aspects of American life." And the stakes: "Without your moral support we would be caught in a dungeon of despair without knowing that many people all over the nation are supporting us in our struggle. By aiding us...you are telling the world that the rights of Negroes cannot be trampled in any community without impairing the rights of every other American." And the stakes: "Without your moral support we would be caught in a dungeon of despair without knowing that many people all over the nation are supporting us in our struggle. By aiding us...you are telling the world that the rights of Negroes cannot be
31/07/1964. The year 1964 was the culmination of Martin Luther King's campaigns strike down segregation, and bring the civil rights struggle to the attention of the international community. The battle against segregation was won on July 2, 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the epochal Civil Rights Act, with King and other civil rights leaders present. It was a stunning achievement to see segregation, well entrenched just a few years earlier, fall so quickly after King's involvement. The international community had taken note a few months earlier, when on January 30 eight members of the Swedish Parliament nominated King for the Nobel Peace Prize. Following on the heels of King's nomination by the American Friends Service Committee, this nomination from Sweden virtually assured King would be awarded the prize. He was in October, and accepted it in December. The civil rights movement was no longer just a local struggle.Textile executive David F. Seiferheld was both a donor to King's organization and an enemy of King's nemesis, J. Edgar Hoover (who undoubtedly knew of his support of King's work). Seiferheld was also treasurer of the Emergency Rescue Committee during the World War II, which aided prominent writers, artists and intellectuals to flee Nazi-controlled Europe.Typed letter signed, on his Southern Christian Leadership Conference stationery, Atlanta, July 31, 1964, just weeks after the Civil Rights Act, to Seiferheld, thanking him, eloquently stating his movement's goals, and reflecting on the importance of moral as well as financial support for the cause. "Th … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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