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Letter on Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Creator:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998
Title:Letter on Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date:1968 Apr. 11

Letter dated April 11, 1968 from United States senator Albert Gore in response to a telegraph from a doctor in Nashville, Tennessee. Gore acknowledges the doctor's objection to the presidential order to fly the flag at half-mast following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gore explains that the president has the authority to issue such an order, and promises to keep the doctor's comments in mind if legislation is introduced to limit the president's authority. He ends by pledging to continue "to work for appropriate solutions for the underlying causes of unrest and dissension." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Identifying information has been removed to protect the identities of private citizens.

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Subjects:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | Legislators--United States | Politicians--Tennessee | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | African American civil rights workers--Violence against--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Violence against--Tennessee--Memphis | Flags--Law and legislation--United States | Physicians--Tennessee--Nashville | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection
Institution:Albert Gore Research Center (Middle Tennessee State University)
Contributors:Albert Gore Research Center (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
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Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection, D31, "1968 Death of M.L. King Jr.", Albert Gore Sr. Research Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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