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Volume 3: Birth of a New Age,

December 1955-December 1956


Clayborne Carson, Stewart Burns, Susan Carson, Pete Holloran, Dana Powell, eds. Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955 - December 1956. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997).

Table of Contents

Chronology of Events: December 1955-December 1956

Dec 1955
Leaflet, "Don't Ride the Bus" (facsimile)
5 Dec 1955
Minutes of Montgomery Improvement Association Founding Meeting, by U.J. Fields
5 Dec 1955
MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church
8 Dec 1955
To the National City Lines, Inc.
10 Dec 1955
"Statement of Negro Citizens on Bus Situation"
12 Dec 1955
From H. Edward Whitaker
15 Dec 1955
Program for MIA Mass Meeting at First Baptist Church
15 Dec 1955
To M.C. Ballenger
21 Dec 1955
To Ralph W. Riley
21 Dec 1955
From Walter C. Carrington
25 Dec 1955
"To the Montgomery Public"
27 Dec 1955
To Archibald James Carey, Jr.
3 Jan 1956
From Aubrey Willis Williams
4 Jan 1956
FBI Special Agent in Charge, Mobile, to J. Edgar Hoover (facsimile)
9 Jan 1956
To the Commissioners of the City of Montgomery
11 Jan 1956
From Earl B. Dickerson
18 Jan 1956
From H. Edward Whitaker
22 Jan 1956
MIA Press Release: The Bus Protest Is Still On
23 Jan 1956
Notes on MIA Executive Board Meeting, by Donald T. Ferron
26 Jan 1956
From Martin Luther King, Sr.
26 Jan 1956
Complaint, City of Montgemery v. Martin L. King (facsimile)
27 Jan 1956
"To the Citizens of Montgomery"
28 Jan 1956
To Roy Wilkins
30 Jan 1956
Notes on MIA Executive Board Meeting, by Donald T. Ferron
30 Jan 1956
To H. Edward Whitaker
30 Jan 1956
Notes on MIA Mass Meeting at Frist Baptist Church, by Willie Mae Lee
31 Jan 1956
"Blast Rocks Residence of Bus Boycott Leader," by Joe Azbell
31 Jan 1956
From Pinkie S. Franklin
31 Jan 1956
From J. Pius Barbour
1 Feb 1956
From Major J. Jones
1 Feb 1956
From Walter R. McCall
2 Feb 1956
From Frank L. Stanley
2 Feb 1956
Notes on MIA Executive Board Meeting, by Donnald T. Ferron
4 Feb 1956
Interview by Donald T. Ferron
4 Feb 1956
From Julian O. Grayson
5 Feb 1956
From Milton Britton
7 Feb 1956
To Fred Drake
11 Feb 1956
From Samuel D. Proctor
16 Feb 1956
From Marcus Garvey Wood
17 Feb 1956
From Sankey L. Blanton
20 Feb 1956
From George W. Davis
21 Feb 1956
Indictment, State of Alabama v. M.L. King, Jr., et al. (facsimile)
22 Feb 1956
From Ralph J. Bunche
22 Feb 1956
From Roy Wilkins
24 Feb 1956
"Negroes Pledge to Keep Boycott," by Wayne Phillips
24 Frb 1956
From Charles R. Laerence
24 Feb 1956
From Ella J. Baker
24 Feb 1956
From ARChibald James Carey, Jr.
24 Feb 1956
From William D. Jones
24 Feb 1956
From Wade H. McKinney
24 Feb 1956
From Peter A. Bertocci
25 Feb 1956
From Kelly Miller Smith
27 Feb 1956
Notes on MIA mass Meeting at Hlt Street Baptist Church, by Donald T. Ferron
28 Feb 1956
From George D. Kelsey
28 Feb 1956
From William Jones
29 Feb 1956
From Alice Neal
29 Feb 1956
From Jesse Jai McNeil
1 Mar 1956
Notes on MIA Mass Meeting at Hutchinson Street Baptist Church, by Donald T. Ferron
3 Mar 1956
To Roy Wilkins
3 Mar 1956
To Archibald James Carey, Jr.
4 Mar 1956
From S. Paul Schilling
5 Mar 1956
From J. H. Jackson
5 Mar 1956
From Leonard G. Carr
5 Mar 1956
From Eunice Guy
5 Mar 1956
From Leonard G. Carr
5 Mar 1956
From Eunice Guy
6 Mar 1956
From Wiliam Robert Miller
6 Mar 1956
From Earline Browning
7 Mar 1956
From Thomas G. Kilgore, Jr.
7 Mar 1956
To J. H. Jackson
8 Mar 1956
From Bayard Rustin
8 Mar 1956
To George D. Kelsey
8 Mar 1956
From Roy Wilkins
9 Mar 1956
From William J. Faulkner
10 Mar 1956
From Lillian Eugenia Smith
13 Mar 1956
From John Dockery
13 Mar 1956
To J. Pius Barbour
14 mar 1956
From Allan Knight Chalmers
14 Mar 1956
From Howard Thurman
15 Mar 1956
To Dwight D. Eisenhower
16 Mar 1956
From Homer Alexander Jack
18 Mar 1956
From Thelma Austin Rice
19 Mar 1956
To W.E.B. Du Bois
21 Mar 1956
From St. Clair Drake
21 Mar 1956
From William Stuart Nelson
22 Mar 1956
Testimony in State of Alabama v. M.L.King, Jr.
22 Mar 1956
Reactions to Conviction
22 Mar 1956
Address to MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church
22 Mar 1956
From Frank L. Stanley
23 Mar 1956
Interview by Joe Azbell
23 Mar 1956
From William H. Gray, Jr.
23 Mar 1956
From Norman Thomas
29 Mar 1956
"When Peace Becomes Obnoxious," Sermon Delivered on 18 March 1956 at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
31 Mar 1956
"Quotable Quotes from Rev. King"
2 Apr 1956
From Worth Littlejohn Barbour
2 Apr 1956
From Richard Bartlett Gregg
12 Apr 1956
From James H. Davis
13 Apr 1956
From Glenn E. Smiley
14 Apr 1956
From Jewelle Taylor
19 Apr 1956
From A. Phillip Randolph
20 Apr 1956
From Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
23 Apr 1956
From James P. Coleman
24 Apr 1956
To Benjamin Eligah Mays
24 Apr 1956
To Wayne D. McMurray
25 Apr 1956
To William Peters
25Apr 1956
From Harris Wofford
25 Apr 1956
From Percival Leroy Prattis
26 Apr 1956
From Jeanne Martin Brayboy
26 Apr 1956
To William E. Newgent
26 Apr 1956
Address to MIA Mass Meeting at Day Street Baptist Church
29 Apr 1956
From J. Martin England
29 Apr 1956
From Hazel E. Foster
30 Apr 1956
From Vivian C. Mason
Apr 1956
"Our Struggle"
May 1956
To Jewelle Taylor
1 May 1956
From Earl E. Nance
1 May 1956
To Roy Wilkins
1 May 1956
To Richard Bartlett Gregg
1 May 1956
To Percival Leroy Prattis
2 May 1956
From Sadie Bradford
6 May 1956
To Benjamin F. McLaurin
7 May 1956
From A. Philip Randolph
8 May 1956
To William Robert Miller
8 May 1956
To Jesse Hill, Jr.
8 May 1956
To Shelby Rooks
9 May 1956
From Ernest C. Dillard
10 May 1956
To A. Philip Randolph
10 May 1956
To Harris Wofford
11 May 1956
From Henri Varin de la Bruneliere
17 May 1956
Announcement for Speech at Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving, Cathedral of St. John the Divine (facsimile)
18 May 1956
From William Robert Miller
18 May 1956
"Mother's Day in Montgomery," by Almena Lomax
20 May 1956
From Richard Bartlett Gregg
22 May 1956
To James E. Huger
23 May 1956
To Hobson R. Reynolds
24 May 1956
To Lillian Eugenia Smith
24 May 1956
From Myles Horton
29 May 1956
Martin Luther King, Sr., to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
31 May 1956
To E. T. Sandberg
May 1956
"Walk for Freedom"
June 1956
"The 'Net Negro' of the South: Behind the Montgomer Story"
1 June 1956
To Arthur R. James
1 June 1956
From James Peck
1 June 1956
To J. Raymond Henderson
4 June 1956
To Ross Allen Weston
4 June 1956
To Georger Lawrence
4 June 1956
To William J. Faulkner
4 June 1956
To Myles Horton
4 June 1956
From Helen M. Hiller
5 June 1956
To Charles E. Batten
13 June 1956
From Archie L. Weaver
15 June 1956
From George Lwrence
19 June 1956
To Jimmy and Ellen Hawley
20 June 1956
To Annemarie Schader
27 June 1956
"The Montgomery Story," Address Delivered at the Forty-seventh Annual NAACP Convention
3 July 1956
To W. T. Handy, Jr.
5 July 1956
To Glenn E. Smiley
5 July 1956
To Almena Lomax
5 July 1956
To John Oliver Killens
6 July 1956
To Helen M. Hiller
10July 1956
To A. J. Muste
10 July 1956
To Lovie M. Rainbow
10 July 1956
To Hmer Greene
10 July 1956
To J. Raymond Henderson
12 July 1956
From John Patterson
18 July 1956
"From the Pastor's Desk"
23 July 1956
"Non-Aggression Procedures to Interracial Harmony," Address Delivered at the American Baptist Assembly and American Home Mission Agencies Conference
30 July 1956
From Septima Poinsette Clark
31 July 1956
From Medgar Wiley Evers
1 Aug 1956
To W. H. Jernagin
1 Aug 1956
To Rae Brandstein
1 Aug 1956
To Clair M. Cook
1 Aug 1956
From E. S. Hope
11 Aug 1956
Testimony to the Democratice National Convention, Committee on Platform and Resolutions
1956
"The Birth of a New Age," Address Delviered on 11 August 1956 at the Fiftieth Anniversary of Alha Phi Alpha in Buffalo
15 Aug 1956
From Ernest Morgan
16 Aug 1956
To O. clay Maxwell, Sr.
16 Aug 1956
To Septima Poinsette Clark
20 Aug 1956
To Homer Alexander Jack
21 Aug 1956
To Marian and Nelson Fuson
21 Aug 1956
To Joffre Stewart
21 Aug 1956
To Glenn E. Smiley
24 Aug 1956
To Warren J. Bunn
27 Aug 1956
To Ernest Morgan
27Aug 1956
From W. H. Jernagin
27 Aug 1956
To Dwight D. Eisenhower
28 Aug 1956
From Cecil A. Thomas
28 Aug 1956
From Nannie H. Burroughs
29 Aug 1956
From Kivie Kaplan
30 Aug 1956
From L. Harold deWolf
7 Sept 1956
From Warren Olney III
8 Sept 1956
From C.W. Kelly
14 Sept 1956
To L. M. Terrill
17 Sept 1956
To Warren Olney III
18 Sept 1956
Minutes of MIA Executive Board Meeting, by W. J. Powell
18 Sept 1956
To Nannie H. Burroughs
18 Sept 1956
To William Cooper Cumming
18 Sept 1956
To Vernon Johns
19 Sept 1956
To Sally Canada
19 Sept 1956
To Manuel D. Talley
19 Sept 1956
To Lafayette Dudley
20 Sept 1956
To Bayard Rustin
24 Sept 1956
To Wilbert J. Johnson
25 Sept 1956
From Harold Edward Pinkston
25 Sept 1956
From Samuel S. Thomas
26 Sept 1956
From Bayard Rustin
28 Sept 1956
From Alma John
1 Oct 1956
To Viva O. Sloan
2 Oct 1956
To Cecil A. Thomas
2 Oct 1956
From Warren Olney III
3 Oct 1956
To Walter George Muelder
3 Oct 1956
Robert L. Calnnon to Alfred Hassler and Glenn E. Smiley
3 Oct 1956
To Sylvester S. Robinson
3 Oct 1956
From Douglas E. Moore
9 Oct 1956
To Samuel S. Thomas
11 Oct 1956
To Charles S. Johnson
15 Oct 1956
To Raleigh A. Bryant
17 Oct 1956
From Eleanor Roosevelt
21 Oct 1956
From T. J. Jemison
23 Oct 1956
To L. Harold Dewolf
23 Oct 1956
From C. Kenzie Steele
25 Oct 1956
From Maxwell M. Rabb
26 Oct 1956
From B. J. Simms
29 Oct 1956
From Walter R. McCall
30 Oct 1956
To George Lawrence
30 Oct 1956
To Earl Kennedy
31 Oct 1956
Annual Report, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
31 Oct 1956
To Alfred Daniel King
31 Oct 1956
To Benjamin F. McLaurin
4 Nov 1956
"Paul's Letter to American Christians," Sermon Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church"
5 Nov 1956
To Eleanor Roosevelt
8 Nov 1956
To Richard H. Dixon
9 Nov 1956
From Julius Waties Waring
9 Nov 1956
From L. Harold DeWolf
14 Nov 1956
Address to MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church
14 Nov 1956
From Benjamin Elijah Mays
14 Nov 1956
From John M. Swomley
14 Nov 1956
To Ella J. Baker
14 Nov 1956
From Ella J. Baker
20 Nov 1956
From Glenn E. Smiley
21 Nov 1956
From Ralph J. Bunch
23 Nov 1956
To Ruth Bunche and Aminda Wilkins
24 Nov 1956
To Albert S. Bigelow
25 Nov 1956
From William Lusk, Majorie Gettleman, Naomi Firedman, and Sheila Navarick
27 Nov 1956
From Michael J. Quill and Matthew Guinan
27 Nov 1956
From Ronald E. Haynes
27 Nov 1956
To Supporter
28 Nov 1956
From Gil B. Lloyd
28 Nov 1956
To Lottie Shaw Pugh
Dec 1956
"We Are Still Walking"
3 Dec 1956
"Facing the Challenge of a New Age," Address Delivered at the First Annual Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change
5 Dec 1956
To Charles Walker
5 Dec 1956
From Charles Walker
5 Dec 1956
To Dorothy S. Bowles
10 Dec 1956
Sworn Deposition on Station Incident
10 Dec 1956
From L. Harold DeWolf
10 Dec 1956
From Robert E. Hughes
10 Dec 1956
From Joel Lawrence KIng
11 Dec 1956
To Medgar Wiley Evers
15 Dec 1956
"Desegregation and the Future," Address Delivered at the Annual Luncheon of the National Committee for Rural Schools
17 Dec 1956
To Roland E. Haynes
17 Dec 1956
To Benjamin Elijah Mays
19 Dec 1956
"Integrated Bus Suggestions"
19 Dec 1956
To W.A. Gayle
19 Dec 1956
From William Holmes Borders
20 Dec 1956
Statement on Ending the Bus Boycott
20 Dec 1956
To Wyatt Tee Walker
20 Dec 1956
To Eugene Walton
20 Dec 1956
To Daniel G. Hill
23 Dec 1956
From Bayard Rustin
24 Dec 1956
"New Fields Await Negroes, King Tells Mass Meeting"
26 Dec 1956
To Fred L. Shuttlesworth
27 Dec 1956
From Homer Alexander Jack

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