Coretta Scott King, an advocate of civil rights and racial equality, is the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. Merton writes to her after Martin's assassination. She telegrammed Gethsemani following Merton's death.
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The original copy of the December telegram can be found in the King Library and Archives in Atlanta.
See also one published letter from Merton to King in The Hidden Ground of Love, p. 451.
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||TL[c] from Merton
||Some events are too big and too terrible to talk about. I think we all anticipated this one:
||telegram[x] to Gethsemani Abbey
||I was deepter shocked and saddened by the news of our friend and staunch supporter, Dr. Thomas
|| mentions recording by Ebenezer Baptist Church of the "Four Freedom Songs" set to music by Alexander Peloquin