Lot 119
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Signed letter, signed « Martin L. King », presumably Atlanta (Georgia) 30 July 1964, to Arthur Leonard ROSS; 1 page in-4 format, typed letter, letterhead stationery Southern Christian Leadership Conference; in English. To Arthur Leonard Ross, sending thanks for his contribution and outlining the ambitions and challenges for the civil rights movement. “[...] Now that the civil rights bill has been signed into law, we move into a new phase of the freedom struggle [...] We look forward now to consolidating these gains, and helping the law to reign in the hearts of Americans as well as in the courts. There is still much work to be done. Employment is a serious problem for all America. Voting rights are still not insured for Negroes in many Southern States, in spite of the clarity of the law on the issue. Police protection will be a problem until there is a change in the political structure of things [...].”
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