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Executive Records, Governor Spiro T. Agnew, 1967-1969
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COMMENT ON THE KILLING OF
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

April 4, 1968

I share the shock of the nation upon learning of the killing of Dr.
Martin Luther King. There is no excuse, no possible justification for
this type of violence. I condemn this action and deplore the people
who resort to violence — any violence.

Words at a time like this are inadequate to express the overwhelm-
ing horror of this senseless act. I can only say that I extend my deepest
sympathy to the family of Dr. King.

TELEGRAM TO MRS. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

April 5, 1968

MRS. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

ATLANTA

GEORGIA

Please know that the State of Maryland shares your grief at this
hour. The people have lost a strong voice of reason and hope at a
critical time in our history. You and the children have my deepest
personal sympathy and that of the citizens of our State. God bless you.

TELEGRAM TO SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE

April 5, 1968

Reverend Arthur A. Webb, Director
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
604 Mosher Street
Baltimore, Maryland

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the country
have lost a great leader. I know, however, that you will continue and
perpetuate the high principles established by Martin Luther King in
his quest for racial equality through non-violent means. You have my
deepest sympathy in your loss.

 

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