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Letter from Gene Lyons to Martin Luther King, Jr.


Letter from Gene Lyons to Martin Luther King, Jr.


Professor Gene Lyons wrote this letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. eight days after the Civil Rights leader visited Dartmouth to deliver an address on the state of the Civil Rights Movement. Lyons apologizes for his delay in sending a letter amid the busy final grading period, and wholeheartedly thanks Dr. King for his visit and empowering words. Lyons concludes by expressing his hope that Dr. King will return and stay for a longer period of time at Dartmouth.


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Hanover, NH

Citation Information

Lyons, Gene M. Gene Lyons to Martin Luther King, Jr., May 31, 1962. Letter. Public Affairs, Great Issues Course records, DA-12, Box 1327, Folder 49, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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